Clustered Databases, Meet 'The Cloud'

April 7, 2008

[From GRIDtoday]

As data processing demands soar skyward, it seems logical that the solution for handling all that data is in the cloud. Cloud computing promises supercomputer capabilities over the Internet, with large-scale clusters providing vast amounts of adjustable horsepower, all the servers and storage you need, accessible from just about any device, available on demand, and all on a pay-as-you-play basis.

Some observers say cloud computing is just new a new suit for grid computing or utility computing. But proponents see it as a new model that could change everything about the way users access, run and pay for applications.

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