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. https://securityboulevard.com/2019/01/up-up-and-to-the-clouds-cloud-computing-101/
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UP, UP AND TO THE CLOUDS: CLOUD COMPUTING 101
The cloud has always been this mysterious place—many companies embraced it and put everything they could into the cloud, while others watched cautiously from a distance, wondering whether they should do the same.Before taking you on the journey to the cloud, let’s answer the question “What is the cloud, exactly?” Clearly, it’s been a source of confusion. In fact, many still point up when they use the term “The Cloud”, as if it was some kind of magical place in the sky.The cloud is simply someone else’s servers, in another location, and you get to use those servers whenever you need to. Think of it like electricity: you don’t need to own a power station to get electricity, or own the infrastructure. You just need to be connected to the network so that when you flip the switch the lights come on, and you get charged for consumption.  That is the cloud in its most simplistic terms.  So, the cloud is an on-demand, shared network of connected computer resources. JOSEPH CARSON READ MORE