Provided by: International Journal of Computer Science and Telecommunications
Date Added: Nov 2011
Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. Cloud computing resources can be accessed from any computer on the Internet. It is, however, does not just mean any computer, but any kind of computer. Clouds provide processing power, which is made possible through distributed computing. Cloud computing can be seen as a traditional desktop computing model, where the resources of a single desktop or computer used to complete tasks, and an expansion of the client/server model.