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What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is a type of computing that provides shared computer resources and data to other devices over the internet.

With cloud, like many buzzwords floating around the IT industry, there is often a great deal of over simplification and misunderstanding.

Cloud computing first off does not have anything to do with anything meteorological – it’s not fluffy clouds doing the computing.

Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data.

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Basically it means that these things can be done without using the local storage that is the hard drive.

This method of computing has opened up a world of different services and promised several benefits to businesses, it has helped to revolutionise the IT industry.

Some of the main benefits include self-service provisioning which allows users to spin up computing resources extremely quickly.

Elasticity is another major benefit of cloud computing as it means that companies can scale up their computing needs as they increase and then scale down again as the demand decreases. This means that businesses are much more able to respond to increased use.


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