The future of grid computing technology leads to the natural evolution of distributed computing with more emphasis on open architecture models, knowledge-centric solutions, and simpler forms of integration. This evolution will enable easier resource discovery, virtualization, and enhancements for grid solutions. Grid planning needs to be a collaborative framework built on the concept of team-oriented research, in which members share ideas and information to improve the outcome of the project.
The evolution of grids will develop by generations. Each will succeed the previous versions with more functionality, capacity, automation, and efficiencies that will provide corporate users and IT staff with greater computing power. This capacity can be extended when necessary to partners, suppliers, and other corporate associates to gain maximum advantage within the marketplace.