Historical development of Cloud Computing

  1. In 1950 the main frame and time sharing are born, introducing the concept of shared computer resources.
  2. During this time word cloud was not in use.
  3. Cloud computing is believed to have been invented by Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider in the 1960s with his work on ARPANET to connect people and data from anywhere at any time.
  4. In 1969 the first working prototype of ARPANET is launched.
  5. In 1970 the word “Client-Server” come in to use.
  6. Client server defines the computing model where client access the data and applications from a central server.
  7. In 1995, pictures of cloud are started showing in diagrams, for not technical people to understand.
  8. At that time AT & T had already begun to develop an architecture and system where data would be located centrally.
  9. In 1999 the salesforce.com was launched, the first company to make enterprise applications available from a website.
  10. In 1999, the search engine Google launches.
  11. In 1999, Netflix was launched, introducing the new revenue way.
  12. In 2003, web2.0 is born, which is characterized by rich multimedia. Now user can generate content.
  13. In 2004 Facebook launches giving users facility to share themselves.
  14. In 2006, Amazon launched Amazon Web Services(AWS), giving users a new way.
  15. In2006, Google CEO Eric Schmidt uses the word “cloud” as an industry event.
  16. In 2007, Apple launches iPhone, which could be used on any wireless network.
  17. In 2007, Netflix launches streaming services, and live video watching is born.
  18. In 2008, private cloud come in to existence.
  19. In 2009, browser based application like google apps are introduced.
  20. In 2010, hybrid cloud (private+public cloud) comes in to existence.
  21. In 2012, Google launches google drive with free cloud storage.
  22. Now cloud adoption is present, which makes Cloud computing more stronger.
  23. The IT services progressed over the decades with the adoption of technologies such as Internet Service Providers (ISP) Application Service Providers.