Notable Cloud Computing Pros Through History


  • J. C. R. Licklider introduces the idea of an “intergalactic computer network.”
  • John McCarthy suggests that one day computing could be sold as a utility, like electricity or water.


  • Salesforce starts delivering applications to users via a simple website.


  • Amazon launches Amazon Web Services, offering online storage and computation.
  • The Elastic Compute Cloud becomes the first truly commercial service (open to all).

Google Apps and other browser-based cloud enterprises cement cloud computing as a valid option for everyday users.

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