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Autonomic Computing Using Clouds

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Executive Summary

Cloud computing offerings today that are suitable to host enterprise architectures. But while these offerings provide clear benefit to corporations by providing capabilities complementary to what they have, the fact that they can help to elastically scale enterprise architectures should not be understood to also mean that simply scaling in this way will meet twenty-first-century computing requirements. The architecture requirements of large platforms like social networks are radically different from the requirements of a healthcare platform in which geographically and corporately distributed care providers, medical devices, patients, insurance providers, clinics, coders, and billing staff contribute information to patient charts according to care programs, quality of service and HIPAA constraints.

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