Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing-Concept - CopyAs a metaphor for the Internet, “the cloud” is a familiar cliché, but when combined with “computing,” the meaning gets bigger and fuzzier.

 Cloud computing is the access to computers and their functionality via the Internet or a local area network. Users of a cloud request this access from a set of web services that manage a pool of computing resources (i.e., machines, network, storage, operating systems, application development environments, application programs).

It is called “cloud computing” because the user cannot actually see or specify the physical location and organization of the equipment hosting the resources they are ultimately allowed to use. That is, the resources are drawn from a “cloud” of resources when they are granted to a user and returned to the cloud when they are released.


Click here to explore more about cloud computing here