What Is a Cloud Instance?

February 13, 2023

A cloud instance is a virtual machine running in a cloud computing environment. Cloud instances are software-based versions of physical servers. An API or web interface provides means to create, configure and manage cloud instances. Users pay only for what they need and use, as cloud instances are easy to scale, provision, or deprovision.

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