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Quiz yourself on cloud computing basics

To grasp a technology, it's best to start with the basics. Take this brief cloud computing quiz to gauge your knowledge of providers, deployment models and other 101-level topics.

Cloud computing is a popular technology model in which a provider hosts IT resources and delivers them to users via a network connection.

Almost all cloud offerings provide self-service capabilities for end users, scalability to meet dynamic computing needs, resiliency to keep workloads running and pay-per-use pricing. Differences show up, however, in the numerous deployment models and services from which an enterprise can choose. This makes it important to first understand cloud computing basics to make informed adoption decisions.

Assess your knowledge of general cloud computing concepts with this brief quiz.

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