The white paper talks about the benefits and drawback of cloud computing which has become a buzz word in the computing world. Czarnecki (2010) argues that cloud computing is not a technology; it is a combination and integration of a number of technologies, none of which are new. Cloud computing is viewed as an evolution that is based on a number of existing technologies such as High-Speed networks, Powerful and Low-Cost Computing power and memory, Virtualization etc.
This white paper discusses the existing forms of cloud computing from Application Service Providers (ASP), the benefits of cloud computing such as reduced cost, the removal of internal IT departments to the increase in performance and explain the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing and clears up some of the confusion surrounding cloud computing by examining the main benefits as well as considering potential drawbacks. This whitepaper is presented in a simple and logical manner that enables anyone to understand. The research is very important as it encourages the use of cloud computing.
Chris Czarnecki (2010) “Cloud Computing Promises: Fact or Fiction”. Technology Series White Paper.