This simple diagram explains why we call it ‘cloud computing’

This simple diagram explains why we call it ‘cloud computing’

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Business Insider | Julie Bort

Cloud computing doesn’t really come from the sky. Much of it is actually delivered via underground and undersea cables.

It’s called ‘cloud computing’ because when engineers diagram their corporate networks, the symbol that represents the “internet” is a cloud.

The cloud was used as a symbol because it represents a fuzzy area outside of the control of the company’s IT people. The internet is like the “vast beyond” to them. Read More. 

 

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