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A Tour of the Clouds
The term “cloud computing” might be the next biggest trend in the IT industry. Jorge Garcia explains some of the basic ideas behind cloud computing—and how it

main internal parts of a computer  natural separation between two main layers. One is formed by the technology within the cloud infrastructure (computing hardware and applications) and the other is formed by information resources. Services can be configured, provisioned, or escalated internally without end user intervention or awareness. In a traditional computing system, it is more difficult to achieve the separation between the technical infrastructure and the functional infrastructure of the computing module (Figure 2.)   Figure 2.

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