Introduction

  • Ramin Yahyapour
  • Christian Pérez
  • Erik Elmroth
  • Ignacio M. Llorente
  • Francesc Guim
  • Karsten Oberle
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6852)

Abstract

There has been a considerable discussion in the past years on the similarities and differences between Clouds and Grid Computing. This included extreme positions whether Clouds are a pure marketing hype, or whether Grids became obsoleted by failing a wide commercial adoption as a resource sharing platform. Now, we can assess that neither is true nor necessary. Grids and clouds share many similarities as they both address questions concerning access to resources in a large-scale distributed environment. Thus, there is significant overlap between the two areas in the ways that infrastructures may evolve.

Keywords

Cloud Computing Virtual Machine Cloud Provider Private Cloud Core Research 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ramin Yahyapour
  • Christian Pérez
  • Erik Elmroth
  • Ignacio M. Llorente
  • Francesc Guim
  • Karsten Oberle

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