Date Added: Jul 2010
Cloud services represent an attractive and cost-efficient continuation of server-based computing and application service provider models. In combination with universal thin client solutions, the cost benefits apply not only to the data center but also to desktops. The term cloud computing has not yet been clearly defined but the media already see it as another computing hype. Cloud computing can be seen as the modern, if not ultimate, form of Server-Based Computing (SBC). SBC dates back to the time of mainframes and made a comeback with Citrix and Microsoft Terminal Services.