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What is cloud computing?

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Cloud computing:

  • Cloud computing is a type of computing that relies on computer resources distribution rather than the application running on a local computing devices like Smart phones, tablets, computers and servers.
  • In cloud computing, the cloud is used as a symbol for the internet, it means that the cloud computing is a type of internet based computing.

Characteristics of cloud computing:

The general characteristics of cloud computing are as follows:

On-demand self-service:

  • The customer or the subscriber of the cloud, without communicating to the human from the cloud provider, can increase or decrease the computing requirements on demand.
  • The computing requirements are server, network storage, and software applications.

Broad network access:

  • The broad network access is an important component of cloud computing.
  • The services provided by the cloud provider must be accessible over the network from any location and any standardized platform.

Resource pooling

  • Resource pooling is the ability to provide the services to multiple subscribers for their need at the same time...

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