CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTION TO CLOUD COMPUTING

1.1 Cloud Computing Basics

1.2 History of Cloud Computing

1.3 Importance of Cloud Computing in the Current Era

1.4 Characteristics of Cloud Computing

1.5 What Cloud Computing Really Is?

1.1 CLOUD COMPUTING BASICS

1.1.1 Introduction

Originally, cloud computing was a hazy term, in the sense computing would occur in remote locations without the need for human intervention. Certainly, there is no necessity for the users to know how the computers, their software or the network are functioning.

In the real world, computing developed progressively and can be viewed in two stages. One is more centralized and the other is the desktop. The limitations of centralized computing did not give users enough control and ...

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