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Cloud computing

LC control no.sh2008004883
LC classificationQA76.585
Topical headingCloud computing
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See alsoElectronic data processing--Distributed processing
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Web services
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Found inWork cat.: Miller, Michael. Cloud computing, 2008: e-CIP t.p. (Cloud computing, Web-based applications that change the way you work and collaborate online) galley (instead of running programs on an individual desktop computer, everything is hosted in the "cloud, a nebulous assemblage of computers and servers accessed via the Internet")
Wikipedia, June 27, 2008: Cloud computing page (Cloud computing refers to computing resources being accessed which are typically owned and operated by a third-party provider in data center locations)
Information Week Web site, June 27, 2008: Guide to cloud computing article (cloud computing; often viewed simply as browser access to an application hosted on the Web, but it is also much more, i.e. a virtual on-demand data center. Amazon's cloud is called Amazon Web Services; is a virtual on-demand data center) Web site, June 27, 2008: Cloud computing, a look at the myths (per Gartner, cloud computing is "a style of computing where massively scalable IT-related capabilites are provided 'as a service' across the Internet to multiple external customers")
InfoWorld Web site, June 27, 2008: What cloud computing really means (some define cloud computing narrowly as an updated version of utility computing; others broadly-- anything you consume outside the firewall is "in the cloud," including conventional outsourcing)