Cloud. It’s a common term we hear these days! Though what exactly is this mysterious thing people speak of? In short, the cloud is really just a compilation of other people’s computers. No, really. Just take a look at the definition.
Okay, jokes aside. The cloud is a generic term for remote computing. There are many types of clouds, clouds for personal storage (such as Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft Onedrive, etc), clouds for development storage (expandable, and infinite. S3, Google Cloud, B2), clouds for computing (Azure, Amazon EC2, etc). Many types for many uses.
Why might the cloud be of interest to you? Well, a couple reasons.
What about cloud security? While companies will do their best to keep your data secure. It’s important to keep an eye on privacy policies, terms of service and the like. No online computer is immune to being hacked, no matter what measures are in front of it. If you want to protect sensitive data, encrypt it before uploading to the cloud or keep it off the cloud.
What cloud do you recommend? This comes down to your personal needs. Contact me on this one. Drop me you email address via the chat in the bottom right.