No definition in earlier IP projects. ITrust definition not yet developed.
- Black's 9th 2009 (†382 s.v. use): The application or employment of something; esp., a long-continued possession and employment of a thing for the purpose for which it is adapted.
- Furht and Escalante 2010 (†583 p.529): Cloud computing offers obvious advantages, such as co-locating data with computations and an economy of scale in hosting the services. While these platforms obviously perform very well for their current intended use in search engines or elastic hosting of commercial Web sites, their role in scientific computing is still evolving. (†1220)