What’s The Cloud?
Not to get overly complicated, the Cloud is simply using the Internet to distribute software or hardware “as a service” to consumers and businesses regardless of location.
Prior to the Cloud, companies would have to purchase expensive servers, routers, switches, and more just to build a basic network for operating their business.
Furthermore, not only did they have to hire someone to maintain that equipment but they also had to upgrade or more likely replace it every 5 years.
For a small business, that kind of capital investment would often break the bank.
With the Cloud, a company can now purchase access to the same equipment for a fraction of the price, not have to worry about the ongoing maintenance, nor the cost of upgrades down the road.