Cloud Computing


  • Massive and shared computing resources where each user obtains the computing and storage resources they need from a common pool, usually owned by a third-party data service and housed in their data center. Cloud computing is, in some ways, reminiscent of time sharing main-frame computing, where a few big companies controlled to computational resources for most users.  1


  1. Herb Roitblat, Search 2020: The Glossary.