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cloud computing

noun
1.
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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British Dictionary definitions for cloud computing

cloud computing

noun
1.
a model of computer use in which services stored on the internet are provided to users on a temporary basis
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Contemporary definitions for cloud computing
noun

a type of computing based on sharing computing resources rather than having local servers or personal devices to handle applications

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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 in Technology

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.
(2009-04-21)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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