cloud computing

noun: cloud computing; plural noun: cloud computings

In cloud computing, the word cloud (also phrased as “the cloud”) is used as a metaphor for “the Internet,” so the phrase cloud computing means “a type of Internet-based computing,” where different services — such as servers, storage and applications — are delivered to an organization’s computers and devices through the Internet.

The practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.