What is meant by the term "cloud computing"?
What is cloud computing
There have in fact been various meanings attributed to "cloud computing".
- Cloud computing can mean multiple computer processors acting on the same task (think render farms here).
- VMware have even started referring to their product range as being "in the cloud".
- More recently it's come to mean simply performing a task on the internet instead of using your desktop.
Some excellent examples of this last variety include...
- Office applications
- Digital image editing
- Online storage
- Email services
- Virtual desktops
What are the implications?
There are various advantages to these kind of services, which means that they are definitely worth investigating, including the following:
- Cost savings
- Easy access
- Platform independance
- Zero or low maintenance
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