The Rise Of Cloud Hosting [Infographic]

Cloud hosting has become big business in recent years, but where did it all begin? And just how much has it grown? Well VI.net have created a new infographic that looks at how the cloud hosting industry started with just a single idea in the 60s and has grown to be worth an estimated $150billion. It seems that the cloud has now become a part of everyday life, not just used by big businesses but even games consoles, mobile phones and personal computers. Do you use any clouds? Perhaps the new Apple iCloud or Google Drive?

Kevin Tea is a journalist and marketing communications professional who has worked for some of the leading blue chip companies in the UK and Europe. In the 1990s he became interested in how emerging Internet-based technologies could change the way that people worked and became an administrator on the Telework Europa Forum on CompuServe. With other colleagues he took part in a four year European Commission sponsored project to look at the way that the Internet could benefit remote communities. His blog is a resource for SMEs who want to use cloud computing and Web 2.0 technologies.