Cloud Computing: A Transition Methodology

Date Added: Oct 2009
Format: PDF

Cloud computing refers to the practice of leveraging third-party computing resources, such as network grids and server farms, to extend IT capabilities and reduce costs of ownership. This practice offers numerous potential benefits to organizations that want to centralize software and data storage management while eliminating the costly overhead of in-house hardware and software maintenance and the personnel required to build, support, and maintain enterprise computing solutions. Cloud computing has emerged as a new computing paradigm that gathers massive numbers of computers in centralized data centers to deliver web-based applications, application platforms, and services via a utility model.