cloud computing


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 There's one technology trend, in particular, however, that showcases the fragility of how most organizations address data security — the rise of cloud computing. John Prisco, Forbes, 4 May 2022 Since his appointment as CEO, Mr. Krishna has focused IBM on areas including hybrid cloud computing, AI, blockchain and quantum computing. Steven Rosenbush, WSJ, 19 Apr. 2022 Amazon Multinational technology company that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming and artificial intelligence. Byrebecca Gelpi, ABC News, 25 Mar. 2022 Of course, Amazon’s fundamental businesses—advertising, cloud computing, and its online retail platform—remain robust, but its forays into physical retail have been less successful. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 14 Mar. 2022 On the other side, Fastly a cloud computing services provider, has been the worst performer with its stock down by 54% year-to-date. Trefis Team, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 That makes advertising its third-largest source of sales after e-commerce and cloud computing. New York Times, 6 Apr. 2022 The company focuses on areas such as graphics processing units, cloud computing and integrated solutions, according to its website., 28 Mar. 2022 The massive China commerce segment grew by only7% year-over-year, but international businesses and cloud computing put in double digit revenue gains. Patrick Frater, Variety, 24 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cloud computing

1996, in the meaning defined above

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14 May 2022

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“Cloud computing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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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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