II. What is cloud computing?
What is "as a service"?
III. Why Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing for end-users
Cloud computing for system administrators
Cloud computing for software developers
Cloud computing for IT buyers, corporate and federal
IV. Cloud Computing Up
A. Cloud Infrastructure (Infrastructure-as-a-Service, or
So where is all this infrastructure?
B. Cloud Platforms (Platform-as-a-Service, or PaaS)
Cloud Platforms as Middleware
C. Cloud Software (Software-as-a-Service, or SaaS)
V. Other cloud offerings
What are "Web services"?
High Performance Computing as-a-service (HPCaaS)
VI. Cloud as-a-Necessity
The evolution of cloud computing
Why cloud computing is already becoming mainstream
What does cloud computing mean to me?
SOHO and small business
Top Ten Misconceptions about Cloud Computing
1. The cloud is just a return to centralized computing
2. The cloud is not secure
3. The cloud isn’t ready for enterprise users
4. You lose control with the cloud
5. It’s the same thing as utility computing or grid computing
6. It’s only for low-end consumer applications
7. It’s too isolated from my other data and applications
8. We won’t need PCs any more with cloud computing
9. Reliability will be a problem
10. The cloud will give you performance problems
VIII. The “People Cloud”
The end of the company as we know it
The Virtual Company
"Jobs for Americans"
The next wave of collaboration
IX. Groundbreaking cloud
Healthcare applications (Health-IT)
Government: NASA and Nebula
X. The Open Cloud
Is open software free software?
XI. Security and risks
Cloud computing provides superior physical security
The fallacy of direct control
Alternative Delivery Models
Accessing the cloud
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