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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetOther - Computers · 1 decade ago

What is Cloud Computing?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Till now when we work, we generally store our resources in our comp's hard drive. Similarly companies store their resources in there server. Now this is a costly affair, mainly from companies point-of-view. As they need to continuously update & update their servers. Also, when the data is too huge one cannot store in one server, but multiple servers. This increases cost further. Also, when you buy a server it's a sink cost.

    Now there are companies who are saying that they will store & allow companies data & resources from their own server. The company just have to pay for the use of resources. The way companies access the data in some other's server is through internet. This is the whole idea of cloud computing.

    I work in software testing industry. We use cloud computing apps to test softwares. This reduces the cost & increase efficiency as we now getting the cutting edge technology at a very low cost. Please find the link below to know more about use of cloud computing is software testing industry. This is one industry which greatly benefited from the presence of cloud computing.

    http://www.qainfotech.com/blog/2009/06/on-cloud-nu...

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Cloud computing is defined as a type of computing that relies on sharing computing resources rather than having local servers or personal devices to handle applications. Cloud computing is comparable to grid computing, a type of computing where unused processing cycles of all computers in a network are harnesses to solve problems too intensive for any stand-alone machine.

  • 1 decade ago

    It essentially means that your PC is downgraded to a dumb terminal with only an Internet browser, and instead of doing things such as running a word processor locally and saving your document on your hard disk, or running your spreadsheet locally, or whatever, your computing applications are performed by one or more servers over the Internet, and your documents are saved out there also.

    Netbooks are a step in that direction, with much less capability than other computing machines, he expectation being that you only need it to go online.

    There are probably more exotic and sell-the-idea-related descriptions available, but that's pretty much it in a nutshell.

  • 1 decade ago

    Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices on demand, as with the electricity grid.

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  • 4 years ago

    In cloud computing, "cloud" is referring to the internet, so the phrase cloud computing means "Internet-based computing," where services such as backup, migration and disaster recovery — are delivered to the user's computer through the cloud. the service can be given to an individual user - like AWS, or to large organizations or other companies - like Stratoscale's service.

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