Understanding the Key Difference Between Cloud Syncing, Cloud Storage and Cloud Backup


In computing or technological terms, the word cloud refers to a type of internet-based computing, where a range of solutions – including storage, servers, and apps – are delivered to devices through the internet. In simple terms, it involves storing and accessing programs and data over the internet rather than the physical storage like a hard drive or memory card.

When you run programs or store data in your hard drive, that’s known as local computing and storage. Basically, you can access everything you need from a physical device close to you – whether it’s your laptop or storage device. To be considered the cloud, you have to access the programs or data online – or at least have the data synced with other information over the internet.

It’s easier to divide the cloud system into two parts – the back-end and front-end – to understand how it works. These parts are connected through a network: the internet. The back-end is the cloud part of the system. It comprises of various servers, computers, and data storage systems, while the front end is the client (or computer user) and includes the application that allows access to the cloud computing system.

With this in mind, let’s now have a look at the key differences between cloud syncing, cloud storage, and cloud back – cloud services that are synonymous with cloud computing.

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