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Get started with cloud computing

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing describes the on-demand delivery of computing resources over the internet, such as applications, data storage, servers, and more. You can use these resources without installing and maintaining them in your local datacenter. The various types of cloud computing deployment models include public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud, and multicloud.

Skill level


Estimated time to complete

Approximately 2 hours.

Learning objectives

With this learning path, you:

  • Learn about the basics of cloud computing, including an overview of public cloud and hybrid cloud
  • Deploy an app to IBM Cloud
  • Develop a Node.js starter application on IBM Cloud