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Cloud Computing - definition(s)

Cloud computing - Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices on-demand. It is a "paradigm shift" following the shift from mainframe to client-server in the early 1980s. Cloud computing describes a new consumption and delivery model for IT services based on the Internet, and it typically involves the provision of dynamically scalable and often virtualised resources as a service over the Internet. It is a by-product and consequence of the ease-of-access to remote computing sites provided by the Internet.

[Category=Data Security ]

Source: European Data Protection Supervisor,26 July 2011 08:54:24, External 

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Cloud computing – a distributed computing system over a network used for storing data off-premises.

[Category=Big Data ]

Source: BigData-Startup, 22 September 2013 09:04:31, External




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