You’ve heard about cloud computing? You see it mentioned on the news now and then, but what does it really mean? How does it work.
Cloud computing is a method of transferring data and information through clouds. When you’re logged on to the Internet, the data is sent up to the cloud and from the cloud back down to the destination computer.
Computer data is made up of tiny ones and zeros — they shoot up to the cloud and bounce around inside. Clouds could be rain clouds, storm clouds, cumulonimbus clouds, cirrus clouds and any other type of cloud.
The cloud transforms the ones and zeros by adding moisture. With more moisture, the ones and zeros have more capacity to hold information, and can move quicker within the cloud itself. The moisture gives them buoyancy and a tactile quality.
They also can meet and greet each other. Ones and zeros are attracted to other similar ones and zeros, much like people. When the ones and zeros meet compatible ones and zeros, they often mate, again adding more capacity for information and a better ability for the data to speed itself along the cloud network.
At a certain point, the cloud gets too heavy with information, and the data is sent back down where it appears on your computer screen.
As you can see, cloud computing is not mysterious. It is easy to understand when it is explained simply. With this new insight into how cloud computing works, you can better communicate with your Internet service provider when it inevitably breaks down.