What Is Cloud Computing/programming?

Question by Roman: What is cloud computing/programming?
I want to know about cloud computing. Can somebody help me.

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Answer by Tizio 008
imagine the computer connected through internet as particle of a cloud, they as a whole are the cloud.
basically cloud computing is computation done using all this cloud.
nowadays it mainly is confused with “software as a service”; this is one of what cloud computing can be used for but the term is misleading while “software as a service” makes clear what it is for real the thing called often “cloud computing”

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  1. Trust says:

    It is similar to the motto “all for one and one for all”. It’s a distributed computation done by numbers of computer at the same time and at the same job. To learn more about this you can visit this site: http://www.cloudcomputingleaders.net

    Happy to share with you, good luck…

  2. Andrew says:

    Hi Black: Below is a snippet from a document about cloud computing explaining cloud computing:

    What’s the cloud? “Cloud” is a metaphor for the
    Internet. It’s an abstraction of how networks of
    computers are connected, in the old days by local
    area and wide area networks, now by the Internet.
    Over the last 5 to 10 years more companies have
    been delivering software that’s accessible from the
    Internet. They “own” the software and deliver it as
    a “service,” instead of having customers own and
    maintain it. Software-as-a-service, or SaaS, is an
    application that businesses access and use via the
    Internet. The actual software applications reside on
    servers all over the web, in the cloud. You can see the document here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/25548900/Transition-to-the-Cloud-Bi101