What is cloud computing?

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Could someone tell me what cloud computing is?

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A simple way to explain cloud is ‘anything that resides on a web server’. Let us take the example of email. You can either deploy your own email server and have all your incoming emails stored on your computer or server. That’s the traditional way. An alternative is to use services like gmail or hotmail where all your email is on a third party server – you need access to the internet to reach out to Google or Hotmail server to access your emails. These are cloud-based services. 

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  • CharlieBrowne

    Thanks for coming to ITKE.

    To get more information on this subject, I would suggest you just do simple web searches.

    A basic answer is that you are doing your computing via the internet on some one else's machine versus being directly connected to your own hardware.

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  • carlosdl

    Take a look at this article at SearchCloudComputing.com:

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Search on the net & u will get tons of answers/ opinions.
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