What exactly is Cloud Computing?

by Enterprise Networking Planet Staff

This article gives a simple rundown of the cloud and outlines currently available services from Amazon and Microsoft.

There are a number of reasons why an organization might use cloud computing instead of having their own computers in their own data center. This article outlines them and also details the Amazon and Microsoft services available.

"The cloud consists of shared computers on the Internet that are used for data processing. The cloud extends the basic principal of the Internet, as a shared network, by adding shared computers."

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This article was originally published on Friday Apr 9th 2010