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Cloud Computing

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For some time I’d been trying to define what cloud computing was for myself. A number of people have tried to define it at the Cloud Computing Expo, it was all written down in Twenty Experts Define Cloud Computing.

Personally I think Cloud Computing is more like an adaptive Grid, were Grid is distributed over a homogeneous platform Cloud is a more dynamic heterogeneous environment.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 19, 2008 at 1:06 pm

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  1. […] Cloud Computing (tags: cloud grid computer computing network) […]

  2. One important but less discussed trend made possible by cloud computing is the number of useful “database community websites” being published. Such a site is similiar to a wiki in how the site’s data content is provided by the users themselves. The sites are free to all who want to search the database and to post new data. The sites are made possible by the use of cloud databases, Software-as-a-Service solutions designed to make web database publishing quick, simple and cheap. Here are two good examples of database community sites: – this site publishes a database of locations where cameras are used a street intersection to photograph violators. – this site publishes a database of gas prices in metro areas around the country.

    These kinds of sites are serving a public need by distributing useful data openly through the cloud. This is just one area where cloud computing is making a difference.

    Dean J. Garrett

    July 21, 2008 at 4:35 am

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