Simply put, “the cloud” is just another name for the internet.
The term “cloud” causes a lot of confusion but it’s actually pretty simple.
The cloud (also called cloud computing) just means you are storing and using data and programs online instead of on your physical computer or network.
Whether you know it or not, you use the cloud everyday. Every time you send an email, Google something, login to Facebook or binge watch your favorite series on Netflix, you are using the cloud.
Analysts predict that over 50% of IT workloads will run in a cloud by 2020.
There are a number of good reasons (here are 4 of our favorites) but the takeaway is this: it gives you a level of flexibility and security that was just not possible in the past.
Plus, you no longer have to maintain server hardware, backups or plan for costly upgrades which leaves you free to focus on the things that matter, like growing your business.
At Cloud Service Geeks, we’ve chosen to partner exclusively with Microsoft Azure because it has the most comprehensive security & compliance coverage of any cloud provider. 90% of Fortune 500 companies trust Microsoft, and we do too.
But wait, what about security? Learn more about security in our FAQ: Is the cloud secure?