Cloud Computing for Beginners (Part 2) - Waves to the Cloud - From Mainframe to Cloud a 30+ Year Journey

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Executive Summary

So where did the cloud come from? For some it just appeared like real clouds that often simply materialize on the horizon. However, for those who are part of, or familiar with, the software/technology industry, they often view cloud as the pendulum swinging back to a previous era, an era where all computing power was centralized. No, cloud is not a regression in technology, but it does have some striking similarities conceptually to mainframe computing and what is often referred to as the Centralized Era.

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