What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is everywhere. You use it on a daily basis for personal use—we can explore this a little bit, but we will also discuss cloud computing on an enterprise level. By the end of this chapter, you'll be able to clearly explain the benefits of cloud computing and provide some real-life examples. Microsoft 365 is an example of cloud computing. But before we discuss all that, we should explain what cloud computing is first. 

The concept of cloud computing has been evolving over decades to help everyone, from daily, personal use cases to those of businesses.

Originally, you could think of cloud computing as the shared computer infrastructures on college campuses. Students and faculty would use dumb terminals ...

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