Cloud computing is all about storing and retrieving your personal or business data within your own piece of the internet. Information in the cloud can be accessed anywhere you are as long as you can get connected to the internet. You can get a little work or play time done on your phone at midnight and when you get back to your office or home the next day everything will be saved and ready for you to pick up where you left off.
Think about Gmail. None of your emails are actually being stored on your device, rather they are being stored on the Gmail server and you can access them anytime that you want. Any changes, like composing a email, that you make are done instantly and will be there the next time you log in. This is a form of cloud computing. Netflix is also. You can stream movies and shows on demand. All the videos are stored on a computer somewhere in the world and sent to you.
Where is the Cloud? Your data has to be stored somewhere! There are companies that offer cloud storage and they have HUGE warehouses where their servers send and retrieve data all day and night. The bigger "cloud campuses" can be upward to 1 million square feet!
As far as location of these warehouses, the US and UK are the most popular but copies of your data could also be being stored other places in the world. If disaster hits one location, the other location still has a copy. Different locations also increases speed of access. With some companies, you can choose the location of your data so that it doesn't have to travel far-which also saves time, and money.
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