A network of servers, cloud technology stores data and services. It is utilized by Dropbox, Adobe Creative Suite Google drive, and Evernote, among other applications, and serves the following benefits.
1. The cloud offers companies flexibility in accessing business information over the Internet. In addition, it reduces the need to purchase expensive hardware that will depreciate over time.
2. The service works well for storing non-sensitive data. However, for individuals seeking a secure platform, enterprises such as Google offer encryption for paid cloud storage service users.
3. The cloud provides one Exabyte of storage, which equates to the quantity of data housed on 4.2 million Macbook Pro hard drives, according to Mashable.