Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices as a metered service over a network (typically the Internet).
Cloud computing is a marketing term for technologies that provide
computation, software, data access, and storage services that do not
require end-user knowledge of the physical location and configuration of
the system that delivers the services.
Cloud computing is a technology that uses the internet and
central remote servers to maintain data and applications. Cloud
computing allows consumers and businesses to use applications without
installation and access their personal files at any computer with
internet access. This technology allows for much more efficient
computing by centralizing storage, memory, processing and bandwidth.
A simple example of cloud computing is Yahoo email, Gmail, or
Hotmail etc. You dont need a software or a server to use them. All a
consumer would need is just an internet connection and you can start
sending emails. The server and email management software is all on the
cloud ( internet) and is totally managed by the cloud service provider
Yaho , Google etc. The consumer gets to use the software alone and enjoy
The analogy is , 'If you need milk , would you buy a cow ?'
All the users or consumers need is to get the benefits of using the
software or hardware of the computer like sending emails etc. Just to
get this benefit (milk) why should a consumer buy a (cow) software
Cloud computing is broken down into three segments: "application"
"storage" and "connectivity." Each segment serves a different purpose
and offers different products for businesses and individuals around the