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Grid vs. Cloud - May 17, 2008

From Geva Perry's April 25th blog

Cloud Computing overtaking the term Grid Computing

With the term "cloud computing" rapidly being hyped everywhere, I did this little exercise on Google Trends to see how it fares against its predecessor "grid computing". Here's the result -- cloud is just about to overtake grid:


Cloudvsgrid_2


If we zoom in on cloud computing it looks like this:


Cloudtrend


We are at the very beginning of the hype-cycle, and not yet at the "peak of deflated expectations". If it were a stock, I'd say BUY for now."


For a slightly different view, here is software as a service (SaaS) versus cloud computing.