Chapter 1

Cloud Computing, What is it and What’s the Big Deal?

Abstract

In order to secure a cloud, we need to have a common agreement on what it actually is. This chapter will not only provide a definition, but also consider its benefits and the importance that cloud computing plays within the Internet economy.

Keywords

Hybrid Cloud; IaaS; Paas; Private Cloud; Public cloud; SaaS

In fact, I think the Cloud is critical to Europe’s growth, and essential for making the best Internet available to all… Getting the cloud right will mean the Internet can continue to be a generator of innovation, growth and freedom. If we get it wrong our infrastructure will fail to meet our appetite for access to data and our fragile digital economy could be knocked about ...

Get CSA Guide to Cloud Computing now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.