The term “Cloud Computing” has gained a lot of attention by now and the momentum seems to be rising even in 2010.Cloud Computing appears in Gartner’s list of Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2010 and as per the report:
Cloud computing is a style of computing that characterizes a model in which providers deliver a variety of IT-enabled capabilities to consumers. Cloud-based services can be exploited in a variety of ways to develop an application or a solution. Using cloud resources does not eliminate the costs of IT solutions, but does re-arrange some and reduce others. In addition, consuming cloud services enterprises will increasingly act as cloud providers and deliver application, information or business process services to customers and business partners.