A comparative analysis of grid and cloud computing system

Uchechukwu C. Arinze and George E. Okereke

Grid and cloud computing paradigms are two defining computing models that have come to revolutionise the computing landscape in so many ways. Grid computing as the predecessor to cloud computing entails virtualization of computing resources over the internet. Cloud computing which is the dominant computing paradigm in our contemporary time involves the provision of computing resources as web services. These concepts as important in defining our digital experience are not well understood. In this paper, we attempt to make a comparative analysis of these two computing technologies with a view to highlighting their areas of similarities and differences within the context of attributes or characteristics, advantages, disadvantages, enabling technologies, tools, architectural, business, resource management, programming, security and application models respectively. This is informed by the need to provide insight and clear the fog surrounding the relationship between the two technologies, as there is divergence of opinion within the research and scientific community as to what constitutes the computing grid and computing cloud respectively. Recommendations on the best computing model to adopt in various use-case scenarios and current and future research directions in grid and cloud computing security frameworks will be examined.

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Uchechukwu C. Arinze and George E. Okereke, 2017.,A comparative analysis of grid and cloud computing system, International Journal of Current Science and Technology, Vol.5, Issue, 4, pp. 395-401