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[31 Jul 2009 | 117 Comments | ]

Cloudcamp came to town this week, an “unconference” on cloud computing. An architecture unworkshop was assembled to address my question:
“How does cloud computing differ architecturally from web services?”
Approximately thirty architects, developers, cloud technology vendors and consultants arrived at the appointed room to discuss the matter. The group’s answer:
The Cloud is a loose term that refers to a paradigm shift as much as an architectural solution. This includes the virtualization of infrastructure and platforms to the Internet, and the hosting of online apps and services. In formal terms: Infrastructure as a …