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Introducing GRACE 2020 – A Cloud Computing Blueprint

Can science fiction help chart our path to the future? In the computing world, tomorrow’s ideas were envisioned years ago by people who closed their eyes and dreamt of what new technology could do for humanity. This Knowledge Sharing article, awarded Best of Cloud in the 2012 Knowledge Sharing Competition, describes private, public, and hybrid cloud computing models that we would regard today as science fiction.

In the article, author Bruce Yellin intermingles fiction/future with current technology to describe a fictitious cloud system of the future. The discussions are based on future looking technology and considerations and what the future may hold for computing systems in the coming decades. The article discusses the challenges of cloud computing and gives a good history lesson on the evolution of computer systems.

The article offers compelling and thought-provoking discussion points and is also a good, fun read. It brings up the challenges of cloud computing, mentions possible outcomes, and gives a good history lesson on the evolution of computer systems. Throughout, Bruce does a nice job of maintaining reader interest by discussing technology topics that would be of interest to the targeted audience.

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