Comparison Between Cloud and Grid Computing: Review Paper

Tariq Alwada'n, Hosam AlHakami, Hamza Aldabbas

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    Cloud computing is the most recent announced technology that has been launched on the network world.
    Clouds are considered as a new generation of Grid computing. Clouds consist of data centres which are
    owned by the same institute. The homogeneity within each data centre in the infrastructure is the main
    feature for the cloud computing compared to grid computing. This paper provides a definition for the
    cloud, it discusses many aspects of Cloud Computing, and describes architectures for the cloud (by looking
    at Amazon’s application (GrepTheWeb)) and how its cost definition differs from that of Grid computing.
    This paper focuses on comparing Cloud Computing to previous generations such as Grid Computing, by
    reviewing some Security and Policy Issues in Cloud and Grid Computing. At the end, this paper describes
    the similarities and differences between the Grid and Cloud approaches.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-21
    Number of pages21
    JournalInternational Journal of Cloud Computing
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2012


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