Date Added: Jun 2010
Cloud computing has recently emerged as a hot trend, right alongside virtualization and service-oriented architecture (SOA). It's so new, in fact, that its precise definition is still as nebulous as its name suggests. Generally speaking, cloud computing offers he ability to deploy applications, systems, and IT resources as services that reside in a global connected network - the "cloud." Organization can pull resources from the cloud whenever them, and the organization to need pay only for what is being use. Depending on the type of cloud computing, these services may exist somewhere beyond the corporate firewall.