Challenging Computing Techniques - An Overview of Cloud Computing

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Cloud computing is an Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices on-demand, like electricity. It is a new generation of computing that utilizes distant servers for data storage and management, allowing the device to use smaller and more efficient chips that consume less energy than standard computers. In this paper, the authors have discussed about cloud computing concept, services provided by cloud computing, characteristics, architecture, categories and advantages of cloud computing.