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Quiz: Cloud Computing

Is your head in the clouds? Do you need to get it there? Take our quiz to find out how much you know about cloud computing.

1. Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service are two of the three main categories of cloud computing. What's the third category?
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2. Where does the "cloud" in cloud computing come from?
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3. In this model, formerly known as hardware as a service (HaaS), an organization outsources business components such as servers, storage and networking equipment. What is it?
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4. In a ______ cloud, an organization might use a public cloud service, such as Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) for general computing but store customer data within its own data center.
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5. Payment for cloud computing services is usually based on this model. What is it?
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6. _____________, an important characteristic of cloud computing, is the ability of hardware or software to continue to function well when it is changed in size or volume to meet a user need.
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7. Is the public cloud or the private cloud the standard cloud computing model?
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8. What type of cloud service does Amazon S3 provide?
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9. What's the benefit of cloud-based antivirus protection over standard antivirus programs?
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10. According to industry buzz, these small, low-power laptop computers known as _______ may lead to mainstream acceptance of cloud computing.
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This was last updated in June 2009
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