The Future Of Cloud Computing

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Cloud Computing is the storing and accessing of programs and data over the internet instead of a computer hard drive. This report will identify the precedent technologies and services that have converged and evolved to create Cloud Computing, describe the precedent culture factors that have caused this technology to emerge, as well as describing the effect this technology has on the social environments that currently engage with it. This report will also asses Cloud Computing against the principles of Technological determinism and define if this technology has influenced this phenomenon, and speculate on the future of Cloud Computing by describing how industrial and cultural changes could further affect this technology. Cloud computing is the result of evolution and adoption of existing technologies and prototypes; although the origin of the term cloud computing is unclear. In the earliest stages, the term ‘cloud’ was used to represent the computing space between the provider and the end user. References to cloud computing in its modern sense appeared as early as 1996, with the earliest known mention in a Compaq internal document (Regalado, 2011). In 1997, Professor Ramnath Chellapa of Emory University and the University of South California defined cloud computing as the new “computing paradigm where the boundaries of computing will be determined by economic rationale rather than technical limits alone”. This has become the basis of what we refer to today when we discuss
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