What is “The Cloud”?

Some of the various uses of the cloud

The Cloud —is kind of like a storage place for all of the files that are created online. It allows us to access any file in the world by the click of a button. The web has made it simple for us to watch any movie we want, at any given time in any given place. The cloud analogy was made to distract us from understanding how complex the cloud really is. It was named “The Cloud”, because the Earth’s sky is covered with clouds, we are constantly forced to see clouds in the sky. This is the same with the internet, like clouds the internet surrounds us and this way it hovers above us.

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In order for you to better understand what the cloud really is, here are some examples of cloud-based services:

  1. Dropbox

Dropbox is a way that individuals can store their photos, documents and other important files. It comes with a free space of 2GB when you create an online Dropbox account. Instead of getting your photos developed, which can cost you a fortune, you can pay $9,99 a month and buy yourself 50GBs of free space on Dropbox, where you can save all of your photos.

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2. Skype

Skype is an amazing way to keep in touch with everyone in your life. It is not only used to communicate with your friends and family, but it is also used for business deals or projects.

3. Google Apps

Google Apps is quite big of a company and in itself, owns a lot of the classics, such as: mail, docs, instant messaging. If you do end up surfing on Google Apps and can not find the perfect app for you, know that there are businesses that have the ability to create customized apps.

This video explains some of the other cloud-based services including Dropbox and how they are similar to one another: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnRo1zl7pDM