Overview of the cloud You hear it everywhere: “The data is stored in the cloud.” “Run our app in the cloud.” “Upload that to the cloud.” Cloud this, about that, cloud bank (okay, I made up that last one). You have a vague sense of what everyone means by “the cloud”, but you don’t know exactly what it is. Except you think it has something to do with the Internet. You’re on the right track. In fact, speaking in broad terms, the “cloud” is the Internet. For example, let’s say you upload some data to a “cloud service.” The data moves through the Internet to servers...