The tech industry is big on buzzwords. Terms like “the Internet of Things,” “Big Data,” and “Machine Learning” are just a few often found in tech blogs, but none seem as prevalent as the most nebulous culprit: “the cloud.” Although the term can seem both vague and impressive, the cloud is something anyone with internet access has encountered—it simply refers to software and services that run online rather than locally. Most cloud-based services can be accessed through a web browser; common examples are iCloud, Google Drive, Netflix, and Dropbox.
This whitepaper provides an overview of three main consideration areas in cloud technology—security, availability, and expense—and highlights how today’s leading cloud technology providers address them.
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