Terminals and Mainframes Provide Models for Cloud Computing

Cloud computing provides fundamental advantages for those who use assets online as a part of their business. And as we think about cloud computing architectures moving forward, computer terminals and mainframes provide a good model for how cloud computing—and cloud computing security—can be set up. Computer terminals of the 1970s, 80s and early 90s were the ultimate “light client” because they housed no software. And one of the advantages of mainframes involved the amortization and centralization of administration by those who did it best—as is the case with cloud computing.

If you’re looking for a good security model for cloud computing, the model utilized by mainframes and computer terminals is a great example.

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