Getting started with Cloud Computing - Amazon EC2, Google App Engine and Microsoft Azure
Web applications have always been deployed on servers connected to what is now deemed the 'cloud'.
However, the demands and technology used on such servers has changed substantially in recent years. Especially with the entrance of service providers like Amazon, Google and Microsoft.
These companies have long deployed web applications that adapt and scale to large user bases. Making them knowledgeable in many aspects related to cloud computing.
This Refcard will introduce to you to cloud computing, with an emphasis on these providers, so you can better understand what it's a cloud computing platform can offer your web applications.
Since this article provides an extensive side by side comparison on Cloud Computing platforms, you can continue reading this article at the original publication URL at DZone, here: http://refcardz.dzone.com/refcardz/getting-started-cloud .