What is Cloud Computing? Cloud Files Storage & Cloud Server
Cloud Computing is Internet based development and use of computer technology ('The Cloud' being the metaphor for the Internet). It is a form of computing where resources are provided as a service over the internet to users who need not have knowledge, expertise or control over the technology infrastructure that supports them.
It enables the on demand allocation or de-allocation of CPU, Storage and network bandwidth and has the ability to meet the scalability requirements to suit user demands quickly without users having to engineer for peak loads.
Cloud computing is the convergence of three major trends:
- Virtualisation - where applications are separated from infrastructure
- Utility computing - where server capacity is accessed across a grid as a variably priced shared service
- Software as a service - Where applications are available on demand on a subscription basis.