Cloud Computing

What is the Cloud?

The cloud is a mystical piece of technology that baffles and amazes the majority of people, But in reality it is just a mass of servers in a warehouse somewhere that is kept nice and chilly.

The definition of “Cloud Computing” is – “The Practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer”.

So, a cloud is just a NAS connected to the internet? Yes.

Granted we view and access the cloud in several different ways, through different applications that allow us to upload and save our documents over the internet but the principle is the same.

Having all our data stored in a central location that isn’t biased to any of your physical devices allows us to be free with how we like live out our technological lives. We can be working on a master piece on our desktop and then seamlessly switch to a laptop on the go, which is great because it is becoming a lot rarer that people just sit in front of one machine and get things done. A lot more things can be done on the go with the technology that we currently have access to so it makes a lot of sense to keep our data in a central location.

A well-known and very robust cloud that a lot of us use is iCloud. iCloud is great because it utilises cloud features without you having to do anything extra, as soon as you have internet connection whether it be Wi-Fi or 4G your photos, documents and messages can be access from any of your Apple devices. The way how this is works in such a user-friendly way is in my opinion unparalleled.

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