A Comparative Study of Grid Computing and Cloud Computing

The present competitive world is characterized by individuals and businesses constantly trying to adapt themselves to progressive technological innovations for competitive advantage to stay ahead of the race. Cloud computing is one such innovation which has made considerable impact in the market. It is the practice of delivering services over the Internet. These services can be broadly categorized into Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). For instance, more and more organizations and individuals are migrating data to the servers on the cloud, thus reaping the benefits of IaaS which eliminates the need of own data centers and lowers maintenance costs.

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International Journal of Engineering Research and Development (IJERD)