3Tera, an established name in grid and utility computing solutions, has revealed a new vision to enable utility computing for Web applications.
The company belies it can leverage grid architecture to free online applications from the hardware infrastructure required to deliver them and that, for the first time, Web-based applications can become completely portable, ‘easily’ scalable and managed remotely on grids of commodity servers using only a browser.
Even though grid technology has already been used in applications such as science and finance 3Tera is claiming a breakthrough, transcending the limitation that grids have had in running and scaling the transactional and I/O intensive applications that dominate the Web.
The company claims to have broken the barrier between grid computing and Web applications by advancing the ‘state-of-the-art’ in virtualisation with the introduction of its disposable infrastructure technology. The deliverable in such an approach is freeing businesses from the cost and complexity associated with traditional infrastructure as users will be able to capitalise on a utility service model to deliver and manage Web applications.
"Software as we know it is being replaced by online services, but scaling these services is highly complex and requires enormous amounts of capital," explains Vlad Miloushev, president and chief executive officer, 3Tera.
"It is not accidental that one of the biggest search companies has more patents on load balancing than on search. 3Tera is working with hosting providers to offer reliable self-serve utility computing services that make Web applications easy to deploy, manage and scale. In the next decade, only the largest enterprises will be able to justify owning and operating their own servers," he concludes.