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Cloud Computing and the "Cloud Dining" Analogy
If my 10-year old is lobbying for Italian, I can cook at home or order out, the decision may also vary from day to day
By: Omar Sultan
Nov. 3, 2008 10:00 PM
Omar Sultan's Blog
James Gardner had an interesting post about this, which got me thinking. What if you could start comparing the cost of running a workload and handle it wherever it is most cost-effective: energy cost spiking in California today because of a heatwave, ship the workload somewhere cooler. James talks about a futures market for MIPS. I think he might be on to something.
Somewhere, in this data center arbitrage model, there is also a business opportunity, since someone is going to have to help customers find the find the best cost for data center resources and intermediate the transaction. Hmmm....
[This post appeared orignally here and is republished in full with the kind permission of the author, who retains copyright.]
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