While cloud computing and grid computing are both concepts that involve large-scale computer networks, they are certainly not synonymous with each other. This article explains both cloud and grid computing, and exactly how they differ. However, before we differentiate, let’s have a brief about Grid Computing and Cloud computing.
Grid Computing is a form of computing in which a single large task is broken into smaller tasks through a distributed system on multiple computer networks. Grids are usually owned by an organization on its premises.
Cloud Computing has evolved from the grid computing utility model that implements a virtual supercomputer made up of a cluster of networked or internetworked computers acting in unison to perform very large tasks. The cloud servers are located in physically disparate locations.