Q&A: What Is Cloud Computing About? Does It Have Anything to Do With VPN Virtual Private Networks ?

Question by curious: what is cloud computing about? Does it have anything to do with VPN Virtual private Networks ?
Perhaps an off shoot of VPN technology and virtual machines?

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Answer by OzoneGuy
Cloud computing is the data (usually), executables, and CPU cycles are supplied by remote servers. No local backups, all software most up-to-date.

A VPN is “just” adding a distant network segment to a “corporate” one, so that corporate network security can be maintained.

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  1. Ricardo C says:

    Facebook is an example of cloud computing. There is nothing to install because it is all on their servers running the program and applications. When Facebooks gets redesigned and updated, all you do is type in a web address and everything is there for you. But there are games and other applications you can access, all without installing anything on your computer.

  2. Daniel says:

    cloud computing is simular to an old mainframe system, instead of having your programs on your local computer you connect to a server to access your files. A VPN allows you to tunnel into to an intranet via the public internet.