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History of Cloud Computing

History of Cloud Computing

1950s

  • Mainframe computers seen as the future of computing
  • Mainframes in academia and linked to corporations via client and terminal computers

1960s

  • Introduction of mainframe time sharing
  • ARPANET

1970

  • Visualization software launched

1971

  • First Email sent

1974

  • Microsoft is founded

1976

  • Apple computer is founded

1981

  • IBM launches first PC

1990s

  • Telecommunications companies begin to offer virtual private network services
  • Providers found they were able to offer a service comparable to point-to-point data at a reduced cost

1991

  • World Wide Web released for general use

1995

  • Amazon and eBay founded

1997

  • Cloud computing defined by Prof. Ramnath Chellapa

2006

  • Amazon launches Elastic Computer Cloud and Simple Storage Service

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