said by praetoralpha:I agree. I prefer to call it SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, etc. I have worked on systems similar to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). I would call Amazon EC2 IaaS and drop the "Cloud" terminology. said by zod5000:
I'm not really sure why they decided to call it the "cloud". People were saving files and data to the internet before someone tried to coin is as the "cloud".
Probably some dumbass marketing exec came started calling it that, so everyone followed. See also: X-as-a-service.