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The Case for Cloud Computing

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1 Author(s)
Grossman, R.L. ; University of Illinois at Chicago

To understand clouds and cloud computing, we must first understand the two different types of clouds. The author distinguishes between clouds that provide on-demand computing instances and those that provide on-demand computing capacity. Cloud computing doesn't yet have a standard definition, but a good working description of it is to say that clouds, or clusters of distributed computers, provide on-demand resources and services over a network, usually the Internet, with the scale and reliability of a data center.

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IT Professional  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 2 )

Date of Publication:

March-April 2009

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