Microsoft recently announced that it is a cloud-first organization. What does that mean?
Well, basically it means that their focus will be on cloud computing. OK, I know that does not make it any clearer. For decades already we have represented large computer networks using a cloud graphic. That is certainly true for the Internet as shown below.
A computer connected to the cloud that provides some kind of service, is referred to as a “server”. A computer that hosts a website is called a web server. That is a very basic service that one accesses via the “cloud”.
A much more advanced cloud computing service that we are all familiar with is Google’s search engine.
Google does a lot of cloud computing in this example. For more information on how the Internet works, be sure to download our free ebook “The Internet for Non-Techies”.