cloud computing

noun

Definition of cloud computing

: the practice of storing regularly used computer data on multiple servers that can be accessed through the Internet

Examples of cloud computing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, she's been applauded for pushing IBM into the lucrative world of cloud computing, particularly through the company's $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat in 2018. Julia Horowitz, CNN, "The club of $1 trillion companies is about to gain a fifth member," 31 Jan. 2020 The advent of cloud computing, in which companies like Amazon and Microsoft began selling computing resources on-demand, hurt IBM’s core businesses of selling software licenses, servers, and consulting services. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, "IBM CEO Ginni Rometty to Step Down," 31 Jan. 2020 Through Amazon Web Services, the biggest provider of cloud computing, the company is building the country’s digital backbone. Scott Shane, New York Times, "Prime Mover: How Amazon Wove Itself Into the Life of an American City," 30 Nov. 2019 Some of its biggest product lines, like marketing software, productivity tools, analytics and cloud computing, stem from acquisitions. Owen Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "Salesforce’s biggest deals: What, why and how much," 10 June 2019 That includes cybersecurity and China’s tight controls over how companies handle data and cloud computing. Alan Rappeport, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump Signs China Trade Deal, Putting Economic Conflict on Pause," 15 Jan. 2020 Those include cybersecurity and China’s tight controls over how companies handle data and cloud computing. New York Times, "Trump Signs China Trade Deal, Putting Economic Conflict on Pause," 15 Jan. 2020 In the other six—marketing, sales, production development, data and A.I., engineering, and cloud computing—female workers were in the minority. Claire Zillman, Fortune, "How ‘Frontier’ Jobs Are Shaping the Gender Gap," 18 Dec. 2019 The aim is to make sure that the country’s industrial companies can lean on 5G to keep pace with the latest innovations in artificial intelligence and cloud computing. Alex Webb | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Can Germany Really Afford to Ban Huawei?," 16 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of cloud computing

1996, in the meaning defined above

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“Cloud computing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cloud%20computing. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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cloud computing

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: the practice of storing regularly used computer data on servers that can be accessed through the Internet

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