What is “The Cloud”

I’ve often heard people ask what is “The Cloud”  It seems super mysterious and like some term a techie uses to confuse people.

Essentially “The Cloud” is an internet based connection to a third party company that has many servers containing data on them.  Even more basic, your data files on a super computer that you have to connect to the internet to get.

The easiest example I can give you is, if you use Yahoo mail or Gmail, technically those are in “The Cloud”.   Your mail resides on either Yahoo’s servers or Google’s servers and you have to connect to the internet to retrieve those messages.

Another example, do you Dropbox or Evernote?  Guess what those are stored on servers on the internet or “The Cloud”.

See, not so mysterious!!!!

 

 

 

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About Amy Ewald

I’m a wife and mother of a 4 ½-year-old daughter. I’ve worked in the IT industry as a Systems Administrator for over 15 years. I experienced my first migraine at age 11. My migraines have progressively grown in frequency and within the last 6 months, I was diagnosed with a chronic migraine. Last month I only had 6 pain-free days. In my pain-free time, I write two blogs, one to educate everyday computer users with Tech Tips, https://techtipthursday.wordpress.com, My other blog is dedicated to helping migraine sufferers, https://mommyhasamigraine.com I also enjoy, walking, yoga, writing, reading and spending time with my family. I'm currently writing and illustrating a children's book for parents with migraines to help their children understand the problem and how they can help!

Posted on April 21, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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