Cloud Computing is the concept of running software and services on the internet. This can be any form of computing including email (gmail, hotmail etc), file storage (SkyDrive, Dropbox, Gogle Drive etc), data storage and manipulation (Amazon web services) and applications (Google Docs, Office Live, Salesforce.com etc). Orginally applied to the telecoms networks, the cloud diagram represents a group of networked systems (computers, servers, printers, etc) that represents a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.
- Introduction to Cloud Computing (wikipedia) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Introduction_to_Cloud_computing
- A history of cloud computing – http://www.computerweekly.com/feature/A-history-of-cloud-computing
- Detailed description of Cloud Computing (wikipedia) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing
- Cloud storage (wikipedia) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_storage