Cloud is fast emerging as as the new model of computing since many companies now prefer to rely on cloud based service providers for highly specialized computing services so that they can focus on their core businesses.
Microsoft ( MSFT ) and Amazon ( AMZN )-two of three most valuable companies in the US-reported better-than-expected results last month thanks mainly to strong growth in their cloud computing businesses, Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
In simple words, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services, including servers, storage, databases, networking, software and services and more, over the Internet by an external provider.
In addition to cost savings, this results in higher productivity, better security and greater efficiency.
The global cloud computing market is estimated to grow to more than $300 billion by 2022, up from about $188 billion currently.
The First Trust Cloud Computing ETF ( SKYY ) holds companies actively involved in the cloud computing industry. Its top holdings include Zynga ( ZNGA ), VMware ( VMW ), Facebook ( FB ) and Netflix ( NFLX ).
The Global X Cloud Computing ETF ( CLOU ) holds companies that are positioned to benefit from growing adoption of this technology.
Shopify ( SHOP ), Zscaler ( ZS ), Coupa Software ( COUP ) and Twilio ( TWLO ) are among its top holdings.
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