Cloud Computig or Cloud Computing
I am always being asked “What is Cloud Computig”?! Notice i misspelled “Computig”, google actually trends on the misspelled word, amazing.
So here are some articles to help explain.
By Sue Poremba
Cloud and security have long been two words that didn’t fit together in the tech world. In fact, for years, when mentioning “cloud security” to IT professionals, they’d snicker or laugh, reminding you that there was “no such thing as security issues in cloud computing.”
They aren’t laughing now. Although it isn’t foolproof – no security system is – cloud security is no longer the oxymoron it was just a few short years ago.
In cloud computing, the word cloud (also phrased as “the cloud”) is used as a metaphor for “the Internet,” so the phrase cloud computing means “a type of Internet-based computing,” where different services — such as servers, storage and applications —are delivered to an organization’s computers and devices through the Internet.
Cloud computing is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet. These services are broadly divided into three categories: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). The name cloud was inspired by the symbol that’s often used to represent the Internet in flowcharts and diagrams.
Computing as a service over the Internet
Cloud computing, often referred to as simply “the cloud,” is the delivery of on-demand computing resources—everything from applications to data centers—over the Internet on a pay-for-use basis.