CloudSpring: What’s a Cloud?

By Jeff Barr

Most of us have seen architecture diagrams like the one The Internet was once represented by a cloud The cloud was used to indicate the Internet. Over time the meaning of “the Internet” has shifted, where it now includes the resources usually perceived as being on the Internet as well as the means to access them. The term cloud computing came into popular use just a few years ago.

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What’s a Cloud?

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