Why is Cloud Computing Symbolised by a Cloud?

Origin of symbolising cloud computing with a cloud is that network diagrams presented the Internet with a cloud symbol. In that sense a cloud is synonymous with the Internet. In the context of enterprise software cloud computing refers to storing and accessing data and programs over the internet instead of one’s own computer. That’s also why you will come across expressions such as “moving business into the cloud”.

Published by Daniel Geuther

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