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Unformatted text preview: THE IMPACT OF CLOUD COMPUTING ON GLOBAL COMMUNITY Cloud computing is defined as computing delivered as a service over the Internet. It has the potential to offer individuals, enterprises and government greater choice and flexibility, lower IT costs, as well as creating incentives and online platforms for innovation. Cloud computing refers to the provision of computational resources on demand via a network. The National Institute of Standards and Technology ( NIST ) defines “Cloud computing as a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction” When I access the cloud as a user for a popular website, many things can happen. My computer IP can be used to establish where I am located (Geo-location), DNS services can then direct me to a cluster of servers that are close to me as a user so the site can be accessed...
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2011 for the course COMP 122 taught by Professor Professorchris during the Spring '11 term at Uni. Teesside.
- Spring '11