Cloud Computing Definition

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is a technology that enables users to store and access data through the internet or remote data centers instead of hosting the data on on-premise hardware.

Cloud computing provides on-demand access to data, allowing users to leverage data more flexibly and from more locations. The cloud is typically managed by a CSP (cloud service provider).

Users pay a monthly or annual fee to access storage and resources on the cloud. This allows companies and users to save money as they do not have to pay for what they do not need.

Previously, purchasing the hardware for computing services would cause many companies to lose money because they did not need every feature.

With cloud computing, users pay-as-you-go and pay-as-you-need to access the space and computing services required.

More from Data Management & ELT Glossary

Key terms to help you learn more about data management, ELT, and all-things Rivery