This section contains basic, but essential, background information.
We start with our definition of cloud computing and, for balance, we’ve included the NIST definition which is widely regarded as definitive in the industry.
One of the least helpful things going on, that confuses customers, is “cloud washing”. So we’ve got a page on what’s NOT cloud, as that’s just as important. Our opinions, naturally, but we’re happy to debate them.
The topic itself is inherently technical but we realise that not everybody wants to know about the bits and bytes. So we’ve attempted to remove all jargon with a number of analogies that will try to bring cloud back down to earth.