Today’s topic: What is the cloud?
TL;DR - The cloud is software or services that run on the Internet instead of locally on your computer.
The cloud is a physical infrastructure of remote servers that are connected to each other. These servers generally live in a data center. They run applications, store data, deliver content like videos, offer web mail, or social media. The information that you get from them is available anywhere and anytime (provided you have an internet connection).
Examples of applications on the cloud are Gmail, Netflix, Instagram, Apple iCloud, Fortnite, etc.
Below are some pros and cons of the cloud.
1️⃣Access your information on any device - You can access information on your laptop, phone, tablet, etc.
2️⃣Storage - You can store data in the cloud instead of on your laptop giving you an infinite amount of data storage space and if your laptop stops working, your data is stored on a remote server so you don’t have to worry about loosing it.
3️⃣Remote servers handle computation - Your laptop doesn’t have to do computational work, the remote servers will do it.
4️⃣Increased collaboration - Team members can work on docs or shared apps easily.
1️⃣No internet connection, no worky - The internet is a necessity.
2️⃣Security issues - The information that gets stored up in the cloud can get hacked. This information can be emails, photos, videos, and other things like where you are at any given time (which can be tracked by your smart phone).
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