“I don’t need a hard disk in my computer, if I can get to the server faster;
carrying around these non connected computers is excessively complex by comparison.” –Steve Jobs
No, the Cloud is just a metaphor for Internet. The term Cloud used in science is used to describe collection of objects that visually appear from a distance as a cloud.
Remote machines owned by another company run everything from e-mail to word processing to complex data analysis programs over a network, where a these applications may run on many connected computers at the same time. You need to access your data or your programs over the Internet using Cloud Computing.
The services offered by the Cloud Computing providers are based on different fundamental models, like:
“Every kid coming out of Harvard, every kid coming out of school now thinks he can be the next Mark Zuckerberg, and with these new technologies like cloud computing, he actually has a shot.” –Marc Andreessen, Board Member of Facebook
For more Information about Cloud Computing please attend the Cloud Computing workshops