Cloud Computing: What is it? | Computers & Internet – BabaMail


You might be asking yourself: “what does it <cloud computing>  have to do with me?” and you’ll be surprised with the answer.

Regular users utilize cloud computing.  for example:

  • Did you know that YouTube is a cloud-based service? All of those videos are kept in a cloud-based system, making them accessible anywhere in the world, 24/7/365 with lightning speeds.
  • If you’re using Gmail or YahooMail (for example), your emails are not saved on your own computer, they are kept on Google or Yahoo’s cloud system, just like the YouTube videos.
  • Young people who enjoy video games but can’t afford to buy the equipment needed to run them can simply have the game run on a distant computer, with just the images & sound being broadcasted back to their screen (“streamed”).

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