Cloud computing: introducing cloud computing (part 1)

An introduction to cloud computing – a factfile from the IET.

This paper introduces cloud computing and examines key factors in its design, implementation and adoption. Cloud computing stems from technical developments that remove the physical ties between the hardware and software components of computing systems. The factfile covers the ways in which cloud services can be offered; cloud service provision; the private and public cloud; the issues with cloud computing; and performance.