What is “the cloud”?

It’s important to understand the basics behind the cloud. It’s a technology that’s existed for many years now (think: webmail services such as hotmail, dejanews, etc.) but it’s really ramped up over the last few years with the addition of cloud computing applications, storage, etc. Here’s a link to an article that will take you back to basics as it’s easy to forget what it’s all about.

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/cloud-computing/cloud-computing.htm

(Note: this should have been one of my firsts posts, but as usual, I jumped right into it without giving people pointers in the right direction).

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