In current IT circles, the Internet is often referred to as The Cloud. Think of multiple computers in a giant mesh all interworking together. Now think of many such meshes and step back … see The Cloud? Although you may not physically see it, The Cloud is there for all sorts of signals: data, telephony, digital, etc. The term “Cloud Computing” denotes the use of cloud- or Internet-based computers for a variety of services. In its historically short life span, its usage is still evolving as we speak.
The expression “The Cloud” has its roots in telephony applications in the early 1990s. Telephone utilities were leveraging The Cloud for their switching and routing in order to deliver the proper connections for phone calls, faxes, live feeds, signals,