Sun has been doing utility computing for more than two years, but until last year that was little more than adding usage pricing to some products, said Aisling MacRunnels, senior director of utility marketing at Sun. Last fall, the company put together a plan to create data centers around the world that customers could access and pay for on a per-use basis—$1 per hour of CPU usage.
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Sun to rent CPUs for $1 an hour
Posted on Tuesday, Feb 01 2005 @ 22:37 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck