what is cloud computer technology?

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  • Pyros
    Lv 5
    7 years ago
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    "Cloud" computing is a buzz word that refers to remote computer resources delivered as services over a network, typically the internet. Cloud storage is the most popular term. This tech is not new, only the term cloud is. They were called "internet hard drives" before the word cloud came along. Cloud computing can refer to more advanced things like virtual environments served over the internet as well. Also remote applications that you can use which are hosted online.

    Types of cloud computing:

    IAAS infrastructure as a service

    PAAS platform as a service

    SAAS software as a service

    STAAS storage as a service

    SECAAS security as a service

    DAAS data as a service

    TEAAS test environment as a service

    DAAS desktop as a service

    APIAAS API as a service

    Cloud computing is popular on mobile devices and lately game consoles as a way to keep you data and settings synced across multiple devices. Windows 8 will allow you to optionally use it with their cloud service "skydrive" which will keep your settings between computers you log into and also provide you with remote storage.

  • 7 years ago

    "Cloud" or Cloud Computing is 2010's word of the moment. Simply, Cloud computing is Network storage.

    Remember back in 2004 when World of Warcraft was released. You logged in, created a character, played for hours or days, then logged out...then logged back in and there was your chracter? Well, were was that information stored? Not on your computer...you logged into a server that stored the data regarding your account.

    Yep, Cloud Computer is simply Server Storage...Just a fancy name someone attached to something that has been around for as long as there have been computers.

  • 4 years ago

    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.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Cloud computer is a technique which give you online storage space for storing our file and other valuable data online and we can easy to access these files.

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  • 7 years ago

    Something that will never catch on and something I will never use under any circumstances.

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