What is Cloud Computing?

In simple terms, cloud computing is the practice of using remote servers hosted on the internet to store and process data, instead of a local server or computer.

Cloud computing is one of those terms that is often thrown around without any background or context. The truth is, you're probably accessing some form of the cloud already. If you're using an online service to send emails, edit documents, stream music or stole files, it's likely that cloud computing is working behind the scenes to make it possible.