Cloud applications refer to services managed by an IT provider across an internet or private network connection. Because many services are now delivered and managed across the internet, it has become common for these services to be described as cloud computing services. Cloud computing is fundamentally changing the way we think about computing.
Phrases such as “they exist in the cloud”, “we store that in the cloud” and “we’re on the Cloud” can now commonly be heard throughout many businesses. In these instances, the cloud refers to services available on the internet.