Burnt Orange Solutions answer the question – What is the cloud?
Our Trusted Saskatoon IT professionals at Burnt Orange Solutions promise to have a one-hour response time for all your IT support needs. Honesty and respect are important to us. We pride themselves on ensuring our clients understand their IT concerns by providing a straightforward and reliable solution with exceptional service. In our latest IT Tip , owner Gareth answers a question we get asked often here at Burnt Orange – What is the cloud?
What is the Cloud
“The Cloud” is something that strikes fear and bewilderment in many. The cloud has been blamed for many things, incorrectly, and many people even in the tech fields struggle to define what the cloud is.
Here is my go at defining what it is:
Let me start with a statement, “100% of people use the cloud”. (100% – ish).
People have been using the cloud since the early 90’s and probably before that, but it was not called the cloud then.
So, what is it? The cloud is not a thing, it is a service. You can’t touch the cloud, although you can touch the server, routers, switches and many other items which provide the cloud.
To use the cloud simply means to use someone else’s hardware and software to achieve an outcome, a few examples:
Netflix – using their servers etc and software platforms to watch movies,
Hotmail – Using Microsoft’s servers and software to send and receive emails, (you see how the cloud has been around since the early 90’s now?)
QuickBooks Online – using QuickBooks servers and software to complete your taxes etc.
Now you know what the cloud is and how it is used.”’
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