Cloud Computing

I have spent the day (30th June 2009) in London, attending a Microsoft Cloud Computing forum.

The picture shows Microsoft’s Offices in Victoria.

I was not really sure what Cloud Computing was before I went and I am still not totally sure now! I am also not sure of the real differences between Grid Computing and Cloud Computing.

Whatever Cloud Computing is, Microsoft seem to be investing heavily in this technology and are looking at working with academic partners.

The upside of the day is that I got lots of pointers that I can follow up so, given a couple of weeks, I should be able to at least understand the terminology.

If you have any useful pointers, hints, tips etc. I would not be upset if you shared them with me!