The first introduction
I’m sure you know the situation: The memory on your phone is full and the download of the current software update fails. But the problem is quickly solved! You simply move the folder with your latest holiday photos into the “cloud”.
Now you have enough memory on your phone again and can perform the update. Later in the evening you can edit your holiday photos on your computer and share them with your family and friends using a cloud sharing service such as Dropbox or Google Drive. And as you’re already just doing it, you save an important Word file in the cloud that you’ll need at your office tomorrow.
But what does “storing something in the cloud” actually mean? What is a “cloud“? What are the areas of application and what is generally behind the term “Cloud Computing“?