- Computer term describing rich Internet applications, traditionally installed on personal computers, reconfigured to run over the Internet (or “cloud”).
- Cloud applications utilize massive data centers and powerful servers that host web applications and web services accessible to anyone on the world wide computer grid (or “network”).
- The architecture behind cloud computing is a massive network of “cloud servers” interconnected as if in a grid running in parallel, sometimes using the technique of virtualization to maximize computing power per server.
The whole Microsoft thing is about to go non-linear.
Late to the ‘net, late to the cloud . . . but deeper pockets than anyone in our galaxy.