IBM Cloud Computing

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    Cloud computing is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as a service over the Internet.

    Users need not have knowledge of, expertise in, or control over the technology infrastructure in the "cloud" that supports them.

    The concept generally incorporates combinations of the following:

    Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
    Platform as a service (PaaS)
    Software as a service (SaaS)

    Other recent technologies that rely on the Internet to satisfy the computing needs of users.

    Cloud computing services often provide common business applications online that are accessed from a web browser, while the software and data are stored on the servers.

    The term cloud is used as a metaphor for the Internet, based on how the Internet is depicted in computer network diagrams and is an abstraction for the complex infrastructure it conceals

    The first academic use of this term appears to be by Prof. Ramnath K. Chellappa (currently at Goizueta Business School, Emory University) who originally defined it as a computing paradigm where the boundaries of computing will be determined by economic rationale rather than technical limits.

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    1. The Shopping Sherpa 22 months ago | reply

      How can this image be copyright and CC at the same time?

    2. dana dane4 19 months ago | reply

      Great picture. My friend was just telling me about what cloud computing providers actually do and I find it so interesting. Can I use this picture for a paper that I am writing? Thanks so much for sharing!

    3. cecilia3232 14 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing! I have been looking for information about cloud computing providers and cloud iaas and this has been super helpful! It seems so interesting, I can't wait to learn more about it for a class I am taking.

    4. AndrewThomas3 12 months ago | reply

      Everyone is using virtual servers on computers and on smart phones as well. I'm using dropbox which is a great example of Cloud computing.

    5. nsolop 2 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing with a CC license. Have used your pic at Que es el cloud computing y que puede aportarnos. Have a nice day.

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