Cloud Computing Law and Legal Definition

Cloud computing is an internet-based computing where software and information are used by computers and other devices on-demand, like a traditional utility. Generally, cloud computing providers deliver common business applications online which are accessed from a web browser, while the software and data are stored on servers. A cloud can be private or public. A public cloud sells services to anyone on the Internet. Whereas a private cloud is a proprietary network or a data center that supplies hosted services to a limited number of people. The term cloud is used as a metaphor for the Internet, based on the cloud drawing used in the past to represent the Internet in computer network diagrams.