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The Grid-Cloud Connection (Pt. I): Compare and Contrast

Oct 8, 2008 |

Burned to some degree by the confusion surrounding grid computing, many vendors have drastically cut the term from their marketing strategies. As a result, these vendors are not so quick to latch onto cloud computing. However, many of their new directions could easily fall under the cloud umbrella, and those in the know readily acknowledge that grid technologies underlie the cloud. So, what’s a middleware vendor to do? How can a user tell the difference?