Cloud computing for the enterprise, Part 1: Capturing the cloud

Understanding cloud computing and related technologies

From the developerWorks archives

Dustin Amrhein and Scott Quint

Date archived: January 3, 2017 | First published: April 08, 2009

Looking back to our recent technological past, it’s clear that the cloud computing movement has been coming in the time since distributed computing and its related technologies (like grid computing and SOA) gained widespread adoption. Cloud computing is now here, but many still have questions about this new technology. Part 1 of this article series discusses cloud computing in general, then dissects the layers of the cloud, presents the different cloud types, along with their benefits and drawbacks, and explains why this movement is important for enterprise developers. This content is part of the IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal.

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