In this first chapter, I want to talk about cloud computing. What exactly is the cloud?
Starting with a small history of virtualization, I want to explain how the transformation of physical hardware into hardware components that are build-in software, made it possible to go beyond the borders of the classic data center in many ways.
After that, I'll explain the different terminology used in cloud technology.
Here is a list of topics covered in this chapter:
- Virtualization of compute, network, and storage
- Software Defined Networking, storage, and the data center
- Service-oriented architecture (SOA)
- Cloud services
- Cloud types