Date Added: Jul 2012
Sometime, last year, the National Science Center (NSC), U.S. moved its flagship program - Learning Logic to the Cloud to enhance its IT staff and infrastructure efficiencies. While the program was hugely successful in optimizing efficiencies, Learning Logic was made accessible to a much broader audience having turned web-based from its earlier server-based avatar. The cost savings were, undoubtedly, significant. But the additional audience this model created for NSC was a direct outcome of the Cloud-led innovation. The point of this story is that Cloud computing has come of age. An idea, which started out by leveraging scalable and readily available digital assets to enable higher efficiency, speed of deployment and expanded utilization has outgrown its initial premise that was built solely around infrastructure.