What is the cloud?
Cloud has been making a lot of noise and almost every tech (or tech related) person knows about it or at least heard of it.
Now for those who have just heard about it but do not know what it means here is a quick definition. For something to be called cloud, it should have these properties:
• Hosted by someone else.
• On-demand. Do not have to wait or call somebody to get it.
• Metered somehow. So you know exactly how much you are
using and how much you are paying.
• Scalable, both ways – up and down as and when you require."
Cloud could mean different things for different people.
Here are a few examples stating what cloud is for a particular person:
For an IT guy — Infrastructure as Service
For a Web Developer — Platform, just dump your code & don't worry what runs it...