Cloud computing is a term that refers to today as storage or data and in the cases of virtualization even entire operating systems being accessed remotely on servers usually hosted in a data center somewhere away from where you are accessing this information.
Apple has iCloud, for example, while Google and Microsoft have their own cloud services in the forms of Google Cloud and Microsoft ONeDrive. There are also a wide range of public cloud storage companies that offer secure cloud storage and various options for accessing it remotely, such as Dropbox, Box.net, pCloud, Sync.com and many others.
This is a complex topic, however, because I could get into virtualization of entire systems or OSes as well as private clouds done within company's own data centers for employees to leverage and various enterprise or B2B cloud technologies. However, for now I want to showcase some graphic design I created for this Forbes article I also wrote and edited myself:
I have many other variations of these images in different file formats. However, for our purposes here, I wanted to keep the files small, so I exported them from Mac using Preview to jpeg and lowered the quality a bit to get the file sizes around 55 KB, with the exception of the last one which should be around 75KB (down from original JPEG of 100).
I hope you enjoy these as I used them for my article about Sit Tim Berner-Lee's company and ideas, but got inspired by a previous story I wrote about distributed cloud platform Cubbit while the start-up is currently in Kickstarter (or recently finished). You can read that story below and compare my ideas to theirs (by the way, everything here I showcased I also created from scratch using both the iPad stylus for the clouds in Procreate and Adobe Illustrator):
Maciej Duraj. Personal website: