Overview#Cloud computing is a type of Internet-based computing that provides shared computer processing resources and data to computers and other devices on demand.
Best definition of Cloud computing: "Other peoples computers"
Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., computer networks, servers, storage, applications and services), which can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort.
Cloud computing and Cloud storage solutions provide users and enterprises with various capabilities to store and process their data in third-party data centers that may be located far from the user–ranging in distance from across a city to across the world.
Cloud computing relies on sharing of resources to achieve coherence and economy of scale, similar to a utility (like the electricity grid) over an electricity network.
Advocates claim that Cloud computing allows companies to avoid upfront infrastructure costs (e.g., purchasing servers). As well, it enables organizations to focus on their core businesses instead of spending time and money on computer infrastructure.
Proponents claim that Cloud computing allows enterprises to get their applications up and running faster, with improved manageability and less maintenance, and enables Information Technology (IT) teams to more rapidly adjust resources to meet fluctuating and unpredictable business demand.
Cloud computing providers typically use a "pay as you go" model.
Cloud computing are usually classified into one or more of the Cloud Services Models