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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.

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1 Comment

  1. Anonymous on October 19, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Nice to see today's figures, about 1 and a half years after you wrote this article.

    http://www.google.com/trends?q=grid+computing%2C+cloud+computing&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all&sort=0

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