Computing becomes just another utility?
This Financial Times story looks at the way companies are outsourcing IT as a way of coping with recession. And, just to underline the point, on Monday The Register reported that IBM has launched a pay-as-you-go service offering software resources over the Net.
Linux Virtual Services connects customers with Linux-based applications to IBM e-business hosting centres that provide managed server processing, storage and networking capacity on an on-demand basis.
Customers tap into “virtual servers” on IBM zSeries mainframes running Linux in a secure hosting environment, paying only for the computing power and capacity they require.