There is no cloud. It is just someone else’s computer.
That always makes me laugh. It is referring to cloud computing. “We’re going to move our servers to the cloud; it’s gonna be HUGE.” Okay, but do you know what that means? Marcelo Oliveira explains it well in his post so I will just direct you there: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cloud-really-just-someone-elses-computer-marcelo-oliveira/
Briefly, the concept of a computing cloud is more than just relocating your server from onsite in your building to a data center that puts it “on the web”. The cloud is supposed to be a network of computers managed in such a way that adjustments to the specs of your server or your share of a server can be increased and decreased on the fly without needing to add new physical hardware.
I wonder if anyone has ever looked to the sky and seen a cloud that they thought looked like a computer?