Date Added: May 2010
Cloud computing is fast becoming an accepted way of doing business. While to date it has been used primarily by small and medium businesses, it is now being seriously considered by organizations of all sizes. One of the primary reasons for this is that cloud computing opens up significant new opportunities for enterprises to leverage the benefits of elastic computing models to create more flexible and cost-effective information technology (IT) infrastructures. In the past, most IT organizations built their own infrastructure, typically oversized to accommodate infrequent or seasonal resource usage spikes.