cloud computing

noun

: 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 At the time Harris was trying to convince Microsoft product leaders to address the flaw, the federal government was preparing to make a massive investment in cloud computing, and Microsoft wanted the business. ProPublica, 18 June 2024 Meantime, CrowdStrike and GoDaddy’s additions come as stock investors are flocking toward software companies in a bid to capture the growth of cloud computing and artificial intelligence. Eva Roytburg, Fortune, 8 June 2024 The Biden administration is also considering new rules to require cloud computing companies based in the U.S., including Microsoft, to get a license to sell advanced AI computing power to China, the Journal reported. Britney Nguyen, Quartz, 16 May 2024 One of the world's largest cloud computing service providers, Microsoft has more than 300 data centers worldwide. Karl Ebert, Journal Sentinel, 9 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for cloud computing 

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Word History

First Known Use

1996, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cloud computing was in 1996

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“Cloud computing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cloud%20computing. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

cloud computing

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