Issue No. 04 - July/August (2003 vol. 7)
Avraham Leff , IBM T.J.Watson Research Center
James T. Rayfield , IBM T.J.Watson Research Center
Daniel M. Dias , IBM T.J.Watson Research Center
<p>The authors identify commercial grids as an emerging specialization of grid technology, and identify the need to define and satisfy service-level agreements (SLAs) as a fundamental requirement. They argue that SLAs? unique requirements impose the need for a dynamic offload infrastructure. This article describes the requirements such an infrastructure must meet, and describes a prototype implementation.</p>
Commercial grid, service level agreements, SLA, dynamic offload, autonomic computing
D. M. Dias, A. Leff and J. T. Rayfield, "Service-Level Agreements and Commercial Grids," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 7, no. , pp. 44-50, 2003.