What is … Cloud computing?

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Cloud computing is a pretty confusing term and you probably hear it used all the time. What does it actually mean though? This video explains what it’s all about.

If you want to learn more about building cloud apps, check out the tutorials, code patterns, datasets, models and more on the Cloud hub on IBM Developer.

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Hi, I’m Ed.

So, what is cloud computing?

Cloud Computing describes the delivery of computing services over the internet. These services can be things like software, databases, servers or storage.

Users normally rent these from a provider, often paying a monthly recurring charge. In the same way that you might pay Netflix to deliver video content over the web, cloud providers offer computing over the web.

Compared to traditional “build your own infrastructure” models, cloud computing offers much more flexibility and is quicker and easier to set up.