Cloud Computing with Related Enabling Technologies

Abah Joshua, Francisca N. Ogwueleka


Cloud Computing is a concept that has been defined differently by many and there seem not to be a consensus. Despite these views, cloud computing is not a complete new idea as it has intricate connections to technologies or domain such as the Grid Computing paradigm, and the general distributed computing. This overview gives the basic concept of cloud computing, and highlights the relationship between Cloud computing and other cloud enabling technologies by providing their similarities and differences. This insight into the essential characteristics of cloud and its enabling technologies provides a good foundation for understanding and a hint on how to leverage desirable strengths of these technologies in the cloud by way of extension and or inheritance.

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