Cloud computing, simply stated, is the ability to use files and applications over the Internet instead of hosting, storing, or processing them on locally managed hardware
Josh Manchester, Forbes Magazine
Cloud computing is a catchy buzzword that every online provider has tried to claim. The result is a lot of consumer confusion.
From a high level, cloud computing is any technology that makes compute resources available to subscribers as an online service.
In practical terms, it’s the outsourcing of IT services and infrastructure to a remote data center that’s managed by another company.