History of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is an Internet-based service that has evolved after going through a number of phases, for example, grid and utility computing, SaaS, etc. In 1999, Salesforce.com came into the market. This was a pioneer of cloud computing. After that, Amazon Web Services (AWS) was launched in 2002, which provided customized cloud-based services including storage, computation, etc to cloud users. Another great invention in cloud computing was in 2009, as Web 2.0 and Google services through Google Apps.

History of Cloud Computing

History of Cloud Computing:

1. Cloud Computing in the Late 1990s:

In 1999, Salesforce.com started delivering applications to users using a simple website. The applications were delivered to enterprises over the Internet, and this way the dream of computing sold as a utility was true.

2. Cloud Computing in the Early 2000s:

In 2002, Amazon started Amazon Web Services, providing services like storage, computation, and even human intelligence. However, only starting with the launch of the Elastic Compute Cloud in 2006 a truly commercial service open to everybody existed.

3. Cloud Computing in 2010 and Beyond:

In 2009, Google Apps also started to provide cloud computing enterprise applications. In 2009, Microsoft launched Windows Azure, and companies like Oracle and HP have all joined the game.