The Cloud is essentially a network of computers that can either live within your existing infrastructure - "Private Cloud", or provide a connection via the Internet - "Public Cloud".
A Cloud Service is the important concept. For a Public Cloud, this means bringing together the power of an off-site Application combined with all of the necessary complementary functions for that service.
At Rookpoint we provide a Public Cloud service that is delivered through your web browser to your desktop, tablet or mobile phone as an Application ("App"), but behind the scenes we are also securely managing your data, carrying out backups and providing varied channels for you to get your information to where you need it.
Your information can be downloaded to CSV files (for use in Excel, or to be fed into other batch-oriented applications) or exposed as a RESTful API (Application Programming Interface) when you require real-time, programmatical access to your data.