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What is cloud computing/programming?

I want to know about cloud computing. Can somebody help me.

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  • 10 years ago
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    Hi Black: Below is a snippet from a document about cloud computing explaining cloud computing:

    What’s the cloud? “Cloud” is a metaphor for the

    Internet. It’s an abstraction of how networks of

    computers are connected, in the old days by local

    area and wide area networks, now by the Internet.

    Over the last 5 to 10 years more companies have

    been delivering software that’s accessible from the

    Internet. They “own” the software and deliver it as

    a “service,” instead of having customers own and

    maintain it. Software-as-a-service, or SaaS, is an

    application that businesses access and use via the

    Internet. The actual software applications reside on

    servers all over the web, in the cloud. You can see the document here:


    Source(s): consulting/implementation experience.
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  • 10 years ago

    imagine the computer connected through internet as particle of a cloud, they as a whole are the cloud.

    basically cloud computing is computation done using all this cloud.

    nowadays it mainly is confused with "software as a service"; this is one of what cloud computing can be used for but the term is misleading while "software as a service" makes clear what it is for real the thing called often "cloud computing"

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    It is similar to the motto "all for one and one for all". It's a distributed computation done by numbers of computer at the same time and at the same job. To learn more about this you can visit this site:

    Happy to share with you, good luck...

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