I usually answer this question with this mechanism (from my perspective)
You can ask “What”, “Where”, When”, “How”, “Why” to answer that question.
- What? >> it is collection of IT resources (such as compute, storage, artificial intelligence, function, framework, applications, etc)
- Where? >> it can be accessed from the internet, so literally anywhere around the earth
- When? >> it can be access anytime you want, no time or schedule limitation
- How? >> you can use it per-usage based. you want it, you get it. pay as used.
Why Cloud? (I will elaborate this more later on, but it is because of…)
- Utility based cost
- Breadth of Services
- Go Global in minutes