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WildFly Configuration, Deployment, and Administration - Second Edition by Christopher Ritchie

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Chapter 11. WildFly, OpenShift, and Cloud Computing

Since the terminology used within the realm of cloud computing can be a source of confusion, the first section of this chapter will provide an overview of the basic concepts of cloud computing. We will then discuss the OpenShift project and the benefits it will bring to your organization.

Introduction to cloud computing

What is cloud computing? We hear this term everywhere, but what does it really mean? We have all used the cloud knowingly or unknowingly. If you use Gmail, Hotmail, or any other popular e-mail service, you have used the cloud. Simply put, cloud computing is a set of pooled computing resources and services delivered over the Web.

Client computing is not a new concept in the computer ...

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