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Moving To The Cloud by Geetha Manjunath, Dinkar Sitaram

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Chapter 1. Introduction
Cloud computing is one of the major transformations that is taking place in the computer industry, and that, in turn, is transforming society. This chapter provides an overview of the key concepts of cloud computing, analyzes how cloud computing is different from traditional computing and how it enables new applications while providing highly scalable versions of traditional applications. It also describes the forces driving cloud computing, describes a well-known taxonomy of cloud architectures, and discusses at a high level the technological ...

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