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  • A business-focused guide to the grid computing revolution
  • Best practices, case studies, and resources from IBM's experts
  • Drive unprecedented value from your existing IT investments
  • Simplify IT administration in heterogeneous environments
  • Build flexible, resilient infrastructures that deliver resources instantly
IBM Business On Demand Series: Your business blueprint for leveraging the grid computing revolution.

When you turn on the light, the power grid delivers exactly what you need, instantly. What if computers and networks could work that way? Now they can...and that will transform the way you do business. Grid Computing is about the "Business on Demand" revolution: delivering the exact technology resources you need, anywhere, anytime, without complexity or high cost. You can do it all, starting right now, starting with your existing systems. Whether you're an executive, strategist, architect, technologist, or developer, this book will show you how.

  • Master the fundamental concepts underlying grid and utility computing
  • Learn how to start and which applications to start with
  • Understand the state-of-the-art in technologies and standards
  • Use grid computing to maximize the value of existing resources
  • Build more flexible, resilient, and available operational infrastructures
  • Deliver instantaneous access to data and resources on a "sense and respond" basis
  • Eliminate the burden of administering disparate, non-integrated systems

In Grid Computing, leading IBM experts bring together best deployment practices, practical guidance on integrating existing resources, and up-to-the-minute case studies: all you need to drive business value from the grid computing revolution.

Synopsis:

  • A business-focused guide to the grid computing revolution
  • Best practices, case studies, and resources from IBM's experts
  • Drive unprecedented value from your existing IT investments
  • Simplify IT administration in heterogeneous environments
  • Build flexible, resilient infrastructures that deliver resources instantly
IBM Business On Demand Series: Your business blueprint for leveraging the grid computing revolution.

When you turn on the light, the power grid delivers exactly what you need, instantly. What if computers and networks could work that way? Now they can...and that will transform the way you do business. Grid Computing is about the "Business on Demand" revolution: delivering the exact technology resources you need, anywhere, anytime, without complexity or high cost. You can do it all, starting right now, starting with your existing systems. Whether you're an executive, strategist, architect, technologist, or developer, this book will show you how.

  • Master the fundamental concepts underlying grid and utility computing
  • Learn how to start and which applications to start with
  • Understand the state-of-the-art in technologies and standards
  • Use grid computing to maximize the value of existing resources
  • Build more flexible, resilient, and available operational infrastructures
  • Deliver instantaneous access to data and resources on a "sense and respond" basis
  • Eliminate the burden of administering disparate, non-integrated systems

In Grid Computing, leading IBM experts bring together best deployment practices, practical guidance on integrating existing resources, and up-to-the-minute case studies: all you need to drive business value from the grid computing revolution.

About the Author

JOSHY JOSEPH, Lead Developer in the IBM Systems Group Advanced Technologies organization, specializes in grid computing, autonomic computing, utility computing, and Web services. He is the author of several publications on Open Grid Services Infrastructure (OGSI) and Web services, and he is actively involved in the Globus Grid Computing project.

CRAIG FELLENSTEIN, Chief Architect and Executive Consultant for IBM Global Services Network Services, has worked with key IBM global customers to deploy very large infrastructures, Next Generation Web Services, and strategic service provider solutions. He is senior networking strategist for IBM's Business On Demand initiatives. He also wrote Business On Demand: Technology and Strategy Perspectives.

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

I: GRID COMPUTING.

 1. Introduction.

II: GRID COMPUTING WORLDWIDE INITIATIVES.

 2. Grid Computing Organizations and Their Roles.

 3. The Grid Computing Anatomy.

 4. The Grid Computing Road Map.

III: THE NEW GENERATION OF GRID COMPUTING APPLICATIONS.

 5. Merging the Grid Services Architecture with the Web Services Architecture.

IV: THE GRID COMPUTING TECHNOLOGICAL VIEWPOINTS.

 6. Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA).

 7. Some Sample Use Cases that Drive the OGSA.

 8. The OGSA Platform Components.

 9. Open Grid Services Infrastructure (OGSI).

10. OGSA Basic Services.

V: THE GRID COMPUTING TOOLKITS.

11. GLOBUS GT3 Toolkit: Architecture.

12. GLOBUS GT3 Toolkit: Programming Model.

13. GLOBUS GT3 Toolkit: A Sample Implementation.

14. GLOBUS GT3 Toolkit: High-Level Services.

15. OGSI.NET Middleware Solutions.

Glossary.

References.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780131456600
Author:
Joseph, Joshy
Publisher:
IBM Press
Author:
Fellenstein, Craig
Subject:
Office Automation
Subject:
Management Information Systems
Subject:
Client-Server Computing - General
Subject:
Database applications
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
On Demand Series
Publication Date:
December 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
19.99 in.

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  • A business-focused guide to the grid computing revolution
  • Best practices, case studies, and resources from IBM's experts
  • Drive unprecedented value from your existing IT investments
  • Simplify IT administration in heterogeneous environments
  • Build flexible, resilient infrastructures that deliver resources instantly
IBM Business On Demand Series: Your business blueprint for leveraging the grid computing revolution.

When you turn on the light, the power grid delivers exactly what you need, instantly. What if computers and networks could work that way? Now they can...and that will transform the way you do business. Grid Computing is about the "Business on Demand" revolution: delivering the exact technology resources you need, anywhere, anytime, without complexity or high cost. You can do it all, starting right now, starting with your existing systems. Whether you're an executive, strategist, architect, technologist, or developer, this book will show you how.

  • Master the fundamental concepts underlying grid and utility computing
  • Learn how to start and which applications to start with
  • Understand the state-of-the-art in technologies and standards
  • Use grid computing to maximize the value of existing resources
  • Build more flexible, resilient, and available operational infrastructures
  • Deliver instantaneous access to data and resources on a "sense and respond" basis
  • Eliminate the burden of administering disparate, non-integrated systems

In Grid Computing, leading IBM experts bring together best deployment practices, practical guidance on integrating existing resources, and up-to-the-minute case studies: all you need to drive business value from the grid computing revolution.

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