Cloud Computing: Coming Out of the Fog

Cloud computing is a term that has been around for a while but has been storming into the mainstream lexicon again, although with a lot of confusion about what Cloud Computing really means. Many vendors are jumping into Cloud like solutions and are labeling every new activity as somehow related to cloud computing. This paper explores some aspects of what makes a cloud, and distinguishes cloud computing from provisioning, utility computing, application service providers, grids, and many other buzzwords, primarily by focusing on the technology components that make up a cloud.

Provided by: IBM Topic: Cloud Date Added: Dec 2010 Format: PDF

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