Utility computing isn't yet ready for prime time, a panel of grid experts concluded at the OSDL forum.
Not only does most of today's software lack support for utility models, there are many legal and practical hurdles too.
"There are sociological, technical regulatory and political issues, all of which tend to make this an interesting move, but it's not yet ready," IDC analyst Dan Kusnetzky said according to a report in Infoworld.
The discussion comes days after Sun Microsystems started up the hype machine about its utility computing offering. Sun too however agreed that currently, utility computing are most suitable for high performance applications. No one should be looking at it this to run an ERP system.
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