Definition

cloud OS

Cloud OS is a marketing term used to describe a lightweight operating system (OS) intended for netbooks or tablet PCs that access Web-based applications and stored data from remote servers. 

The term cloud OS is sometimes mistakenly used as a synonym for platform-as-a-service (PaaS).

Related glossary terms: OpenShift, Force.com, Salesforce.com
This was last updated in June 2012
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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