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The Internet of Things in the Cloud by Honbo Zhou

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Chapter 8

Cloud Computing

8.1 What Is Cloud Computing?

“It starts with the premise that the data services and architecture should be on servers. We call it cloud computing—they should be in a ‘cloud’ somewhere. And that if you have the right kind of browser or the right kind of access, it doesn’t matter whether you have a PC or a Mac or a mobile phone or a BlackBerry or what have you—or new devices still to be developed—you can get access to the cloud.” This is the vision of Google chief executive officer Eric Schmidt, speaking at a search engine conference in 2006. Since then, cloud computing has been a buzzword worldwide [277]. This was the first high-profile usage of the term; however, the first mention of cloud computing was in a 1997 paper ...

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