Impact of Virtualization on Cloud Computing Standardization (Part 3 of 3)

You could argue that EDS and IBM have been offering “cloud” computing for many years. They have outsourced the data operations of some of the world’s largest companies. They have purchased and built very large data centers, often with many customers in the same facility. They often own and manage the hardware and systems software. So, how is the new model of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) different from what EDS and IBM have been doing in the past?