OpenDesign's goal is to create a distributed application infrastructure by combining the best of client-server and P2P architectures to enable a network to automatically reconfigure itself to the needs of the application. This dynamic configuration of the network guarantees that applications and their underlying services, use only the resources they require, but are always available, fault tolerant, and load balanced. This inherent scalability frees applications from the limitations of a single server, cluster, or data center. Services and applications can exist anywhere in the network and share resources across the network.
Date Listed: 02/13/2001