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?

Best answer:

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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