3-Minutes to Better Technology

The fundamentals: Five characteristics of cloud computing

What does it really mean when people say, “It’s in the cloud.”? In 3-minutes, we unpack the official definition of cloud computing in clear, simple terms, breaking it down into 5 basic characteristics.

Video Series: Curing Cloud Confusion

Part 1: The Fundamentals


Part 2: The Games People Play


Part 3: IaaS


Part 4: PaaS Coming soon.


Part 5: SaaS Coming soon.

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