Date Added: Jun 2009
"Cloud computing is emerging as 'the next big thing' in both enterprise and consumer computing," says Jake Smith, who spearheads Intel's enterprise cloud computing team. "It's exciting because it represents a convergence of proven technologies that have existed for many years. The authors all have been looking forward to this, because everything is coming together at just the right time." Today, a growing number of businesses rely on the delivery of IT infrastructure and applications over the Internet (or "the cloud") to cost-effectively provide various IT applications.