What Exactly is the Cloud?

April 29, 2021
Unite IT

Does it seem like whenever you turn on the TV, scroll through your newsfeed, flip on the radio, or even have a conversation with someone, you hear the word “cloud” being mentioned? You’re pretty positive that they aren’t talking about regular clouds in the sky; so, what are they really discussing?

“The cloud” is a term used in the IT industry that is used to describe the practice of utilizing remote network servers online in order to store, maintain, access, and process data. In other words, instead of storing data on a hard drive or a local network, when people say the “cloud”, they’re referring to the remote network servers mentioned above.

Cloud computing has been around for decades, though the name has changed over the years; for instance, way back in the 1970s, it was simply known as a “data center”. In the 21st century, cloud computing has become all the rage, and for good reason; it offers way more capabilities and it’s a lot more flexible.

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