The pay-per-use Sun Grid Compute
service from Network.com is
now available in 24 countries. The users, developers, and ISVs from
selected countries in Europe, Asia and Australia can now join
Network.com. The full list of countries are available in the
We have also added new features that expand the power of Sun Grid
Compute Utility. The Network.com Internet Access feature enables
running in Network.com to securely access
external data and services over the Internet. This feature allows
running on Sun Grid Compute Utility to access data irrespective of
its location on the Internet, and opens the possibility for
ISVs and developers to offer new services that are mashups of data and
services from multiple sources.
Finally, we are announcing limited Beta program
for developers to try out the new Network.com Job Management APIs. The
programmatic access for the most commonly used tasks such as
transferring data, applications and results to and from the Sun Grid
Compute Utility. The APIs enable integration of Network.com into the
enterprise data center.
Users signing up for a Network.com
account will get 200 CPU-hrs free for a limited time.