The broad scope of Cloud Computing is creating a technology, business, sociolo- cal, and economic renaissance. It delivers the promise of making services available quickly with rather little effort. Cloud Computing allows almost anyone, anywhere, at anytime to interact with these service offerings. Cloud Computing creates a unique opportunity for its users that allows anyone with an idea to have a chance to deliver it to a mass market base. As Cloud Computing continues to evolve and penetrate different industries, it is inevitable that the scope and definition of Cloud Computing becomes very subjective, based on providersa and customersa persp- tive of applications. For instance, Information Technology (IT) professionals p- ceive a Cloud as an unlimited, on-demand, flexible computing fabric that is always available to support their needs. Cloud users experience Cloud services as virtual, off-premise applications provided by Cloud service providers. To an end user, a p- vider offering a set of services or applications in the Cloud can manage these off- ings remotely. Despite these discrepancies, there is a general consensus that Cloud Computing includes technology that uses the Internet and collaborated servers to integrate data, applications, and computing resources. With proper Cloud access, such technology allows consumers and businesses to access their personal files on any computer without having to install special tools. Cloud Computing facilitates efficient operations and management of comp- ing technologies by federating storage, memory, processing, and bandwidth.46. 47. 48. Niemann, B.: Cloud computing: Informal presentation to the enterprise architecture WG. ... Nov 2007, http://www. whitehouse.gov/omb/assets/fea_docs/ FEA_Practice_Guidance_Nov_2007.pdf NBCa#39;s Federal Cloud playbook, NBC.
|Title||:||Transforming Enterprise Cloud Services|
|Author||:||William Y Chang, Hosame Abu-Amara, Jessica Feng Sanford|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-11-15|