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Feb 16, 2012, 07:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"In cloud computing, the word 'cloud' (also phrased as 'the cloud') is used as a metaphor for "the Internet," so the phrase cloud computing means a type of Internet-based computing, where different services (such as servers, storage and applications) are delivered to an organization's computers and devices through the Internet.

"Cloud computing is an on-demand service that is obtaining mass appeal in corporate data centers. The cloud enables the data center to operate like the Internet and computing resources to be accessed and shared as virtual resources in a secure and scalable manner."

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