Oracle Database Backup in the Cloud
Cloud Computing has emerged as the new industry buzzword. While there are several definitions of what constitutes a Cloud and what the term Cloud Computing really means, simply put, Cloud Computing allows users to tap into a virtually unlimited pool of computing resources over the Internet (the Cloud). Unlike traditional IT, Cloud users have little insight or control over the underlying infrastructure, and they must interact with the Cloud via an API provided by the Cloud vendors. The most exciting part of the Cloud, however, is its elasticity and utility-style pricing. Users can provision resources dynamically in a self-service manner and pay only for what they use - much like how it uses utilities like electricity or water.