TR: The Cloud According to Microsoft
Cloud computing is an elusive term, but it has essentially become a catch-all for technology services delivered on-demand over the Internet. Nearly all of the big vendors in IT are talking about the cloud because after several years of scoffing at the cloud IT leaders have changed their tune in 2010 and listed virtualization (a cloud-enabler) and cloud computing as their top two priorities. As the world's leading software provider, Microsoft has an undeniable stake in the future of cloud computing. This TechRepublic Resource Guide provides a brief overview from the combined editorial resources of BNET, TechRepbublic, and ZDNet.com. Read about Microsoft's vision of Public vs. Private Cloud, a developer overview of Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform, and 10 reasons why to use Azure for your cloud apps.