Gartner Research

How to Identify Cloud Computing

Published: 24 June 2008

ID: G00158761

Analyst(s): Daryl Plummer


The confusion about what constitutes cloud computing centers on what makes something a component of cloud services. Clearing up this issue will affect the choices that organizations make and determine whether the "cloud" will become a consistently valuable model.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Context
  • Analysis
    • What Is Cloud?
    • From Myths to Services
    • FTP as an Example of Cloud Computing
    • Video Over the Internet as an Example of Cloud Computing
    • Conclusion
  • Key Facts

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