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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Cloud computing.
See also changes related to Cloud computing, or pages that link to Cloud computing or to this page or whose text contains "Cloud computing".

Parent topics

  • Internet [r]: International "network of networks" that connects computers together through the Internet Protocol Suite and supports applications like Email and the World Wide Web. [e]
  • Distributed computing [r]: A strategy for improving the speed of highly parallelizable tasks by distributing pieces of the problem across many computers that together form a distributed computing system, e.g. BOINC, SETI@home. [e]
  • Virtualization [r]: In computing, a broad term that usually refers to the abstraction of resources on a computer, using a container such as a "virtual machine" or several "virtual machines." Usually this is accomplished using either a virtual machine or an operating system that has tools to enable virtual environments to run inside it. [e]
  • Capital expense [r]: (CAPEX) The "startup" costs of a project, as distinct from the recurring cost of operations [e]
  • Operating expense [r]: (OPEX) After capital expense has been paid, the continuing cost of a project, often stated in monthly terms [e]



Implementation technologies


Trust and security

Other related topics

  • Netbook [r]: Class of small laptop computers. [e]
  • Virtual private network [r]: The emulation of a private Wide Area Network (WAN) facility using IP facilities, including the public Internet or private IP backbones. [e]