When you think of the Internet, it’s likely that an image of a cloud
comes up in your head. This is because the internet is all virtual.
Storing data and running programs in your local machine is a part of computing whereas doing the same over the internet is a part of cloud computing. Cloud computing in simple words refers to the delivery of various services such as data storage, networking, data processing, analytics, etc. over the Internet ('the cloud') for faster scaling of resources.
Cloud computing is a software infrastructure that processes data on remote servers, which can be accessed through the internet.
Working of cloud computing is divided into front-end and backend. The front end helps a user to access data stored in the cloud using a browser or application. However, the backend comprising servers, computers, databases, and central servers is responsible for storing data and information.
Cloud storage providers like Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive allow you to access
your files from any computer or mobile device.
Offline access gives access to files stored in the cloud even without an internet connection. It is accomplished by downloading the files to the device's local hard drive. It's an important feature to access important files and documents from anywhere.
The answer is: NO, you can’t transfer data without an internet connection.
Most Cloud services have a feature that allows you to start the transfer of data to the cloud and finalizes the process when you get an internet connection. So, to answer the very commonly asked question of whether cloud computing works without the internet --it does need an active internet connection to complete the transfer of data for you.
Since cloud computing is based on the internet cloud and relies on internet access, it will not work without the internet. Cloud storage strictly requires the internet and without the internet, you cannot run web-based applications or open stored files on the web.