11th January, 2010 by Nipa Vaidya, nipa.vaidya@timesgroup.com




SLOWLY BUT STEADILY, CLOUD COMPUTING IS FINALLY MAKING ITS PRESENCE FELT IN INDIA. AN INTERESTING CAREER OPTION FOR IT ASPIRANTS, CLOUD COMPUTING IS CURRENTLY THE TALK OF THE TOWN.

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Let’s begin with the basics. What is cloud computing? Wikipedia says it is ‘an Internet – (“cloud-“) based development and use of computer technology’. Simplifying this definition for us, Anurag Gupta Senior Architect, Yahoo, says, “Cloud computing is a mechanism that enables management of computing and IT infrastructure to be consolidated in one or more data centers to
reduce the overall cost of operating computing facilities.” Breaking down this information to the bare basics, Vikas Arora, Group Director –Enterprise Services, Microsoft India, says, “Cloud computing is nothing but a computing technology that provides organisational abilities… Continue