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

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Azure is the second-largest cloud computing platform in the world, behind Amazon Web Services, which is the market leader by a wide margin. Rachel Lerman, The Seattle Times, "Walmart and Microsoft expand cloud deal as they compete against Amazon," 17 July 2018 There is the potential that Google is experimenting to see if its cloud computing infrastructure could support such a service from a third-party company, or if Google could offer the backend to a game streaming platform built by someone else. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Google is giving away Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for free if you demo Project Stream," 18 Dec. 2018 Microsoft’s transition to cloud computing with its Azure product, meanwhile, has vaulted the company back near the top of the race for the title of world’s most valuable company. John D. Stoll, WSJ, "Polaroid. Walkman. Palm Pilot. iPhone?," 11 Jan. 2019 Everything from business supplies to cloud computing to food delivery. Rani Molla, Recode, "One way to track the rise of tech — check the expense reports," 25 Oct. 2018 Walmart will use Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing system, and Microsoft 365, the Redmond company’s suite of office software on the cloud, to run the retailer’s internal operations, power its website and analyze shopping data. Rachel Lerman, The Seattle Times, "Walmart and Microsoft expand cloud deal as they compete against Amazon," 17 July 2018 Microsoft executives said the update could also strengthen the company's bid for a coming Pentagon cloud computing award. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, "Microsoft makes inroads with U.S. spy agencies," 20 May 2018 That led to skirmishes in market segments like payments, retail, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, health care initiatives, and more. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "Alibaba v. Tencent: The Battle for Supremacy in China," 21 June 2018 Bloomberg News obtained the report plus the spending figures, which show the Pentagon plans to spend $1.63 billion on cloud computing through fiscal 2023. Anthony Capaccio, Bloomberg.com, "Pentagon Eases Secrecy Over Cloud Contract as Amazon Rivals Fret," 14 May 2018

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1996, in the meaning defined above

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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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