cloud computing

cloud computing

noun
Internet-based computing in which large groups of remote servers are networked so as to allow sharing of data-processing tasks, centralized data storage, and online access to computer services or resources.
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cloud computing
 
n
a model of computer use in which services stored on the internet are provided to users on a temporary basis

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Main Entry:  cloud computing
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a type of computing based on sharing computing resources rather than having local servers or personal devices to handle applications
Example:  Cloud computing has started to obtain mass appeal in corporate data centers as it enables the data center to operate like the Internet.
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cloud computing definition

architecture
A loosely defined term for any system providing access via the Internet to processing power, storage, software or other computing services, often via a web browser. Typically these services will be rented from an external company that hosts and manages them.
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