If Sun builds it, will you come?

In November, Sun announced--but didn't actually begin selling-- pay-as-you-go computing. Today, Sun is ramping up capacity and adding a high-end storage service costing $1 per gigabyte per month.

In November, Sun announced--but didn't actually begin selling-- pay-as-you-go computing. Today, Sun is ramping up capacity and adding a high-end storage service costing $1 per gigabyte per month. To bolster its huge bet on utility computing, the company is building, for starters, a half dozen 5,000-CPU Sun Grid Centers. Crossing the chasm to utility computing requires an acknowledgement that lots of customization isn't needed, trust in the service provider, and trust that the pricing really is transparent. At first glance, Sun's transparent pricing for CPU cycles appears to be twice the price of IBM's. How transparent is that? We have a special report to cover all the action on today's announcements. Check out David's podcast interview with Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz....