Features, Benefits, Futuristic Projections of Cloud and Inter-Cloud Extensions to the Internet
Cloud has become an everyday term in majority of the large scale IT enterprises. Clouds now are the new building blocks of major businesses spread around the world. They help in transporting platforms and services across the globe to support various infrastructures. The actual term "cloud" borrows from telephony in that telecommunications companies, who until the 1990s primarily offered dedicated point-to-point data circuits, began offering Virtual Private Network (VPN) services with comparable quality of service but at a much lower cost. The initial concept of clouds was spawned way back during the mid 1960s.