Sometimes it is easiest to explain something in relation to what it is not. Cloud Computing and “The Cloud” is one of those things.
Contrary to popular buzz and marketing hoopla, most Information Technology professionals today acknowledge that we are still on our voyage to discover “The Cloud” — we haven’t arrived yet.
So Cloud Computing is NOT simply server virtualization or parallel processing or off-premises hosting in a data center where anyone can store their things in “The Cloud”. It is a vision, an experience, a new way of communicating, discovering, interacting, and transacting… in short – a revolution!