Let’s start from the beginning. The magic words about cloud computing


I wanted to start from the beginning describing what cloud computing is, just using a set of "magic words",it's complicated to resume this computing paradigm using a reduced set of words, but here it's my try:

  • Computing as utility
  • Accessible through broad networks like Internet
  • "Unlimited" pool of resources
  • On-demand self-service
  • Growing on demand
  • Pay as you go


I know that there is much more to talk about cloud computing, but these are the essential ideas.

I also liked the NIST Notional Definition of Cloud Computing, it's quite a complete description and it can be read in less than 2 minutes...

In the next post I will show you how these concepts are made true in Microsoft Azure…hope to see you then!