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Cloud Computing Overview

In the cloud computing model, IT resources are accessed over the Internet (or another network) as a service. There are a variety of cloud computing models, including public cloud computing, where IT resources are shared among users who access the service over the Internet. A private cloud generally limits access to those resources, often has computing resources onsite, and is under more direct control by the customer using the service.

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Recent Cloud Computing Articles

Why the Cloud Is the Key to IT Competitiveness

By Russell Smith - August 27, 2014

Russell Smith offers up his argument for why the cloud computing competitive advantage means that companies that fail to embrace it could fall behind.

What is Microsoft StorSimple?

By Aidan Finn - August 19, 2014

Curious about what Microsoft StorSimple is? Aidan Finn provides a thorough overview of Microsoft's promising hybrid storage solution in this informative post.

US Judge rules against Microsoft in email privacy case

By Aidan Finn - August 1, 2014

In the Microsoft email privacy case, NY district judge Loretta Preska has ruled against Redmond. Aidan Finn gives us an Irish IT perspective on the news.

Test Labs in Microsoft Azure - Six Disadvantages

By Russell Smith - July 30, 2014

Considering moving your Windows Server test labs to Microsoft Azure? Russell Smith outlines some drawbacks to putting your test environment in the cloud.

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Create a Minecraft Server Using Windows Azure IaaS

By Jeff James - May 6, 2013

Wondering what to do with the new Windows Azure IaaS service? Discover how to spool up a Minecraft server with Azure IaaS in this tutorial with John Savill.

Microsoft Updates Cloud OS Strategy

By Jeff James - January 16, 2013

Learn about Microsoft's recent updates, add-ons, and improvements to System Center 2012, Windows Intune, and Windows Azure -- all designed to give IT managers

What is VMware vCloud?

By David Davis - January 2, 2013

Virtualization guru David Davis discusses cloud computing and VMware's vCloud products in particular.

What Is Microsoft Azure IaaS?

By Matt Hester - November 7, 2012

Want to feel clear-headed about the cloud? Learn more as Matt Hester discusses cloud services such as Microsoft Azure IaaS and how it can work for you.

Top 3 Mistakes When Selecting Cloud Service Providers

By Avril Salter, Ph.D. - February 20, 2012

Avril Salter discusses the top 3 mistakes companies make when selecting a cloud service provider and what you can do to avoid them. This is the first post in a

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