“I don’t need a hard disk in my computer if I can get to the server faster… carrying around these non-connected computers is byzantine by comparison.” – Steve Jobs, late chairman of Apple (1997)
Cloud, was used for the first time as metaphor for the internet. According to a paper published by MIT in 1996. So, Cloud Computing means Internet based computing with the purpose of delivering different services such as storage, servers and applications to an specific organization through the internet. However, the concept of Cloud Computing isn’t entirely new.
Cloud computing as is known Today has been around since the mid ninety’s but it was known as “On-demand Infrastructure”. Then, in 1995 it became “Shared Web Hosting” and it provided different user friendly features. By 1998 the first Virtual Private Server Hosting became available and popular due to its size flexibility and demand. Dedicated Hosting was launched in 1997. With remarkable improvements: First, It was a type of automated computing that offered a dedicated server with full administrative access to its user. Second, you could acquire a Dedicated Server managed or unmanaged for your use. Moreover, by the 2000’s Dedicated Hosting became closer to what we known as “Cloud Computing”. Since then Cloud Computing hasn’t stop evolving, new services have been added that offer users new and more efficient features.