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Many Americans Still Think ‘The Cloud’ Is A Real Cloud

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What was your reaction when you first heard of “the cloud?” Personally, I was a bit puzzled by the term: “what do clouds and computers have in common, anyway?” I kept thinking.

According to a study conducted in the United States, nearly a third of Americans are just as baffled by the concept, nearly two decades since we started using the term Specifically, 29% of the population thinks ‘the cloud’ is a real cloud. While I can relate to this demographic on some level, it’s also quite odd that many people still can’t fully grasp the idea of a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet.

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Cloud Infrastructure Is Booming on Growing Demand for Services

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Vendor revenue from sales of server, storage, and Ethernet switches for cloud IT has recorded a 25.1% spike (year over year) to reach $6.3 billion in the first quarter of 2015, IDC reports.

The numbers are impressive, but those who keep their eyes peeled on the cloud market will undoubtedly notice a pattern here. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, this is actually the second wave of growth in the five quarters tracked by IDC year-over-year. Spending followed a similar pattern in 1Q15. Some numbers:

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Why the Cloud Is Vital for Any Business, Big or Small

Surely you’ve heard of Alibaba Group, the Chinese e-commerce and payment service catering to 300 million users in their home land, and plenty of other clients internationally. Their slogan is “Global trade starts here,” but soon they might have to update it to “everywhere,” if their latest developments are any indication.

This week, Alibaba launched its first U.S.-based cloud computing hub confirming its plans to pit itself against already-established giants like Amazon and Google. The reason? Alibaba knows it’s imperative to align their operations with strategically placed facilities when the doors to global business are wide open.

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