Policy-Based Computing

The world of computing is about to change. As more and more devices become connected, the way the systems need to be managed must also change. Much of the focus in device technology over the next decade will focus on increasing the intelligence of the system, whether the system is a cell phone using Bluetooth to connect to a laptop or car or a new system like the data center enabled for the N1 Grid.

The N1 Grid software products concentrate on automating many of the manual tasks performed by administrators, while providing virtualization and automated provisioning of resources. Today, most of these tasks are initiated by a human, based on some specific set of policies. These policies can be written down, can be in configuration ...

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