University of Antwerp
Cloud computing is based on the rent of architecture to perform various tasks, where all communications between a client and a computer in the "Cloud" provides by the Internet. More prevalent types of services in the cloud are: Software as a service - (SaaS), Platform as a service - (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service - (IaaS). The biggest advantage of cloud computing is the use of resources and services which are especially beneficial to smaller companies that are just starting in business and can avoid the purchase of expensive equipment to perform certain tasks. The most famous big IT corporations in the field are Google and Amazon.