Date Added: Apr 2009
The term "Cloud computing" has been mentioned for just under two years in relation to services or infrastructural resources, which can be contracted over a network. And so, cloud computing has many antecedents and equally as many attempts to define it. The players in the large world of clouds are Software as a Service provider, outsourcing and hosting providers, network and IT infrastructure providers and, above all, the companies whose names are closely linked with the Internet's commercial boom. But, all these services in combination outline the complete package known as cloud computing - depending on the source with the appropriate focus.