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Ejasent unveils billing tool for utilitycomputing

Utility computing software company has introduced its MicroMeasure software system, to help companies understand and control the...

Utility computing software company has introduced its MicroMeasure software system, to help companies understand and control the costs of utility style computing environments.

MicroMeasure allows for the accurate measurement, reporting, and billing of resources in a utility computing environment where compute resources are accessed by number of different users and departments.

Yugan Patel, the vice-president for products marketing and products management at Ejasent, said: How do you measure who's using what, how do you link that back to cost? How do you link that back to your business objectives? How does economic transfer occur between a provider of computing resources and a consumer? This is where MicroMeasure comes in."

MicroMeasure delivers a detailed view of compute service usage inside a data centre, real-time rating and billing capabilities, and metering of individual software use. Reports are generated like itemised telephone bills.

Utility computing is a way for enterprises to share compute power between multiple departments, but pay for only the amount of compute power and storage used at any given time. A number of vendors such as IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems offer utility computing services.

MicroMeasure is sold via a data centre licence, which is priced according to the number of distributed computing elements within a utility computing network.

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