1. what is a cloud?
The amount of data we process and store every day is growing and growing. And with it, the need for storage space. Even though modern computers have plenty of storage space these days, storing data in the cloud is becoming increasingly popular. But what exactly is this cloud?
Cloud refers to a variety of (large) data centers that are all connected to the Internet. Numerous cloud providers operate these data centers in an automated manner to enable their users, both private users and companies, to store data or handle complicated tasks.
The main advantages of a cloud are the constant availability of data from all end devices and from anywhere, but also data backup outside "one's own four walls". Disadvantages include being tied to an Internet connection, possible additional costs and the fact that data must be entrusted to an external provider.