‘The Cloud’ refers to software, services and data that are stored on the internet. However, this data is not just stored in a random location; it will be located on a group of computers operated by a service provider. Typically it will be Microsoft, Amazon, or Google, but other providers are available. These companies have vast arrays of computer servers located in Data Centres around the world, and your data will be kept in one or more of these data centres – and generally restricted to one region (for example, the US or EU) upon request.
- David Procter