Cloud Concepts: The FAQ

You probably have a number of questions about the Cloud, so let’s address some of the most common ones right here at the beginning. This first chapter is an FAQ that lays out the main facts and points you to parts of the book where I go into more detail.

FAQ Topics

What Is the Cloud?

Where Does the Term “Cloud” Come From?

What Is Cloud Computing?

How Is Cloud Computing Different from Good Old-fashioned Servers on the Internet?

What Are Cloud Services?

What Are the Major Types of Cloud Services?

What’s Great about the Cloud?

What’s Not So Great about the Cloud?

Will the Cloud Mean I Won’t Need My Own Computer or Software?

Can I Trust the Cloud with My Data?

Will I Maintain Ownership of Data I Store ...

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