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Moving To The Cloud by Geetha Manjunath, Dinkar Sitaram

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Chapter 9. Related Technologies
Cloud computing is an evolution of multiple technologies mainly coming from the domain of high performance computing (HPC) and web services. There is, therefore, some doubt as to where the boundary begins to claim a technique to be solving cloud computing issues versus issues of HPC alone. While the distinction cannot be precise, it is useful to review the core technical features of technologies related to cloud computing. This chapter attempts to address that need by reviewing compute and storage virtualization techniques, grid computing, utility computing and distributed ...

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