Date Added: May 2010
Driven by trends in the consumer Internet, cloud computing is a new way to consume and deliver IT services. The cloud computing model builds on the maturation of the Web, combining rapid scalability, proliferation of the Internet and internet connected devices, unprecedented self-service and the emergence of elegant web-based applications. It allows users to execute complex computing tasks without the need to understand the underlying technology. Cloud computing is emerging at a critical time for the IT industry. There is a growing realization that physical and IT assets, systems, and infrastructure are fast reaching a breaking point.