Looking At What Cloud Computing?

1459 Words Jan 21st, 2015 6 Pages
This purpose of this research report is to look at what cloud computing actually means in the business environment and how cloud computing’s used as a partial or complete replacement of organizational traditional system architecture could impact the prevailing organizational culture. This report will also help us understand the likelihood of cloud computing adoption in organizations as it’s relates to a particular holistic corporate culture model. The findings can support a convincing argument on why businesses should adopt a cloud computing strategy.

Keywords: cloud computing, organizational culture, cloud adoption, cloud computing in organizational structures.
Cloud Computing 101
The National Institute of Standards and Technology
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PAAS (Platform as a Service)-technology platform to allow applications or services to run against. IAAS (Infrastructure as a Service)-service and storage available with all essential characteristics. Finally, the business chooses how these cloud services are delivered to the organization via 4 deployment models: Private Cloud- cloud infrastructure is owned or leased by a single organization and operated solely for that single organization. Community Cloud- cloud infrastructure shared with a finite number of organizations. Public Cloud- cloud infrastructure is consumed outside of a data center and is part of resource pool shared by any number of organizations. Hybrid Cloud- cloud infrastructure comprises of both public and private components.
An unknown author (2008) stated the concept of “cloud computing” was first brought to our attention in a 1961 speech given by Professor John McCarthy at MIT. In that speech he suggested that, “computing may someday be organized as a public utility.” In 1966 and building off John McCarthy’s concept, Douglas Parkhill published, “The Challenge of the Computer Utility” outlining all the modern-day cloud computing characteristics that we have come to know. His book predicted that the computer industry would come

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