Green Cloud Computing "The Need of the Hour"
Cloud computing has become a scalable services consumption and delivery platform in the field of services computing. The technical foundations of cloud computing include Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and virtualizations of hardware and software. The goal of cloud computing is to share resources among the cloud service consumers, cloud partners, and cloud vendors in the cloud value chain. The resource sharing at various levels results in various cloud offerings such as infrastructure cloud (e.g. hardware and IT infrastructure management), software cloud (e.g. SaaS focusing on middleware as a service, or traditional CRM as a service), etc.