Cloud computing is a term used in information technology to describe internet based computing and software services. In computing, cloud is a metaphor for the internet. Cloud computing allows businesses to harness the power of large computer systems and services.
In other words, instead of managing and hosting their computing systems and services on-site within the business domain, businesses can use cloud computing and get these services and systems via the internet.
This means that business systems and resources based on cloud computing can grow with the business needs in a secure and scalable manner.
Here are only some of the companies that offer cloud computing platforms and services:
- Amazon (Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud)
- Fortress ITX
- Layered Technologies