cloud computing is …

  • when computing is a utility
  • computing capacity can be scaled up and down on demand. And billed by usage
  • IaaS (Infrastcture as a Service) is cloud computing

Cloud is …

  • Cloud is everything else – anything that abstracts the user from the metal is a cloud
  • Technically your API or a website or an app that provides a vertical functionality is a cloud for anyone else consuming that resource
  • Cloud computing is directly geared toward computing in a cloud i.e computing on resources / interfaces you do not own
  • You compute on and using some interfaces, the black box is not your problem

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