Date Added: Feb 2010
Cloud computing is an evolutionary deployment model for IT and business assets. For the user, cloud computing delivers flexible business models by providing consumable and affordable services that are invoked and accessed through self-service Web 2.0 portals. For the provider, cloud computing enables the delivery of IT and business assets that are operationally efficient and highly virtualized. Across industries, cloud computing is providing a fast, simple, and inexpensive means to provision computing resources for a variety of key applications, platforms, and infrastructure services.