SOLIDIFYING THE CLOUD: How Cloud Services are Maturing and Becoming Mainstream
Joanna Cassey, Senior Corporate Counsel, Hewlett Packard Limited, UK
Some say that what is so incredible about the cloud computing phenomenon is the speed at which it has taken hold. What may be interesting to learn is that cloud computing was first mooted in the 1960’s as a concept based on utility, or grid computing. It was John McCarthy who said that ‘computation may someday be organized as a public utility’. It would however take until the late 1990s for the term ‘cloud computing’ to appear as a euphemism for such utility computing.
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