Many find Cloud Computing confusing and struggle to understand what it’s all about.
Most of the time Cloud Computing is referred to as “the Cloud”, a method of accessing or delivering application data using the internet, and storing it in a centralized data centre.
Your data is not stored on your local computer and is accessed on demand using the internet.
Using Cloud technology you can access your data from anywhere and from any device using the internet. Data is not stored on your local device and you don’t have to worry about losing your data in case anything happens to your computer.
Am I using “The Cloud”?
The simple answer is yes.
Almost everyone uses cloud technology at some point in their life.
In fact, because you’re currently browsing this site – you’re using the Cloud right now!
Text messages from your mobile phone
If you are using your mobile phone to send text messages to your friends and family, you would be using cloud technology used by your mobile service provider to deliver the text message you have sent to your friends and family.
If you are using email services such as Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc., to keep in touch with your friends and family, we would say you are using cloud technology. E-mails are stored in your e-mail providers centralized data centre and you are accessing that data using the internet from any device from anywhere.
We could go on, but the fact of the matter is that Cloud usage is now an essential part of our day to day life.