The Cloud

In simplest term, “The cloud” is a data storage over the internet. It’s also a network of multiple servers. The cloud is fairly new compared to local storage computing which is the original way of storing data that has been used for decades. Storing data or running a program on a hard drive is known as local storage computing.

In recent years, companies have carried their programs onto the cloud and have made a monthly superscription for their product instead of a full purchase. An example of this was the Adobe Creative Suite which is now called Adobe Creative Cloud. The cloud’s storage is 1 exabyte. Approximately 4.2 million Macbook Pro hard drives combined. This way, companies save thousands of dollars a year.

A diagram of The Cloud. via techonomy.com
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