Cloud computing

Cloud computing – describes when virtual servers are used to house applications and user data, taking the information out of the hardware and putting it at a neutral, third-party location. This allows people to increase storage capacity and computing capabilities without investing in internal infrastructure systems.

Common usage:

The term “the cloud” has come to mean “the internet” broadly. Marketers have popularized the term to cover platforms and infrastructure that are sold “as a service” or remotely, through the internet.

Cloud service providers:

While there are many providers popping up, offering storage space for applications to run “in the cloud,” these are the major ones:

Related Links:

Cloud Computing Wikipedia

How Stuff Works: Cloud Computing

“Study Finds Data Moving to Cloud Encrypted or Not,” ZDNet


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