What is Cloud Computing, Anyway? Cloud computing is the kind of…

November 24, 2008
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What is Cloud Computing, Anyway?

Cloud computing is the kind of wide-ranging initiative that different people can look at from their own point of view and come up with their own, somewhat different definitions. This is not surprising in the early stages of such a comprehensive initiative. When the Internet first broke into the wider world in the mid 1990s, you similarly heard lots of different opinions on what it was and what it would be good fo


What is Cloud Computing, Anyway?

Cloud computing is the kind of wide-ranging initiative that different people can look at from their own point of view and come up with their own, somewhat different definitions. This is not surprising in the early stages of such a comprehensive initiative. When the Internet first broke into the wider world in the mid 1990s, you similarly heard lots of different opinions on what it was and what it would be good for. (via Irving Wladawsky-Berger Blog)

The Smarter Planet tumblelog is an outgrowth of IBM’s strategic initiative to help a world of smart systems emerge.

 See this primer on Smarter Planet