Cloud computing is a hot topic these days. But for some, it is still ambiguous in definition. Here is a quick, easy-to-remember way of explaining cloud computing. Starting at the most basic, there is an infrastructure cloud that includes the physical components that run applications and store data. Next is content cloud. It implements metadata and indexing services over the infrastructure cloud to provide abstracted data management for all content.

Finally, there is the information cloud. This is the ultimate goal of cloud computing and the most common from a public perspective. The Internet is an information cloud.

Clear as mud?

Computer World brought this topic to our attention in their article, “The three layers of cloud computing.”

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.