Utility Computing: A Better Model for Outsourcing Success?

  • Jeff Kaplan


Utility computing is a new approach to architecting and delivering computing power and business applications on an automated, ‘on-demand’ basis. Utility computing is being enabled by a new generation of technologies that are more flexible and responsive to fluctuating business requirements. Interest in utility computing is being driven by the same budgetary demands for a greater return on investment (ROI) from technology that is driving outsourcing.


Business Application Application Service Provider Utility Computing System Vendor Service Level Objective 
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