Early Bird Special at Cloud Expo
June 2, 2008 - Cloud computing is becoming one of the next industry buzz
words. It joins the ranks of terms including: grid computing, utility
computing, virtualization, clustering, etc.
Cloud computing overlaps some of the concepts of distributed, grid and
utility computing, however it does have its own meaning if contextually used
correctly. The conceptual overlap is partly due to technology changes, usages
and implementations over the years.
Trends in usage of the terms from Google searches shows Cloud Computing is a
relatively new term introduced in the past year. There has also been a
decline in general interest of Grid, Utility and Distributed computing.
Likely they will be around in usage for quit a while to come. But Cloud
computing has become the new buzz word driven largely by marketing and
service offerings from big corpora... (more)