History of Cloud Computing

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This article contains a complete history of Cloud Computing up to current day and the speculative future of Cloud Computing. I also address the concerns and potential benefits of Cloud Computing.

Introduction to Cloud Computing
Cloud computing has become a successful platform for delivering service oriented computing. The applications of cloud computing are practically limitless. With the right middleware, a cloud computing system could execute all the programs a normal computer could run. Potentially, everything from generic word processing software to customized computer programs designed for a specific company could work on a cloud computing system. People are able to
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Salesforce.com allows companies to eliminate the hardware and software needed for their internal network instead salesforce.com takes that responsibility. Companies only pay for what they need, upgrades are automatic and they can increase or decrease their services easily. Salesforce.com paved the way for both specialist and mainstream software firms to deliver applications over the internet. The next development in cloud computing was Amazon Web Services in 2002, which provided a suite of cloud-based services including storage, computation and human intelligence through the Amazon Mechanical Turk. Amazon Mechanical Turk holds a database of human intelligence tasks these are tasks that people can login to complete for money or credit. These tasks can range from organizing photos to debugging software. These are all task that can only be performed by people and not computers. In 2006, Amazon launched its Elastic Compute cloud (EC2) as a commercial web service that allows small companies and individuals to rent computers on which to run their own computer applications. Amazon EC2 presented a virtual computing environment, allowing companies to use web service instances with a variety of operating systems, they can load them with custom applications, manage their network’s access permissions, and run their service using as many or few systems as they desired. In 2009, Web 2.0 hit its stride, Google and others started to offer browser-based
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