Cloud computing: A comprehensive introduction

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Cloud Computing refers to providing computing and communications-related services with the aid of remotely located, network-based resources without a user of such resources having to own these resources. The network in question typically, though not necessarily, is the Internet. The resources provisioned encompass a range of services including data, software, storage, security, and so on. For example, when we use a mail service such as Gmail, watch a movie on YouTube, shop at, or store files using DropBox, we are using cloud-based resources (The Google Chrome Team, 2010). In this chapter, the authors examine the evolution of Cloud Computing from its early roots in mainframe-based computing to the present day and also explain the different services rendered by Cloud Computing in today's business and personal computing contexts. This chapter provides a comprehensive view of the rapidly flourishing field of Cloud Computing and sets the stage for more in-depth discussions on its security, trust, and regulatory aspects elsewhere in this compendium.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecurity, Trust, and Regulatory Aspects of Cloud Computing in Business Environments
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781466657892
StatePublished - Mar 31 2014

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