What is Cloud Computing?
“Cloud Computing” refers to the on-demand delivery of IT resources and applications via the Internet with pay-as-you-go pricing. In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive.
Whether you are running applications that share photos to millions of mobile users or you’re supporting the critical operations of your business, the “cloud” provides rapid access to flexible and low cost IT resources. With cloud computing, you don’t need to make large upfront investments in hardware and spend a lot of time on the heavy lifting of managing that hardware. Instead, you can provision exactly the right type and size of computing resources you need. You can almost instantly access as many resources as you need and only pay for what you use.
How Does it Work?
Cloud Computing provides a simple way to access servers, storage, databases and a broad set of application services over the Internet. Cloud Computing providers own and maintain the network-connected hardware required for these application services, while you provide and use what you need via a web application.
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