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Cloud computing, while not a new concept, has emerged to become the dominant trend in information technology. Recent software and hardware developments and the ubiquitous availability of broadband services have made cloud computing a disruptive force.

It is a style of computing where massively scalable information technology-related capabilities are provided to users as a subscription-based or pay-per-use service that is accessible in real time over the Internet to multiple external customers. It can extend the existing capabilities of an IT department and provide significant economies of scale. Most organizations that are currently accessing the cloud are using it to supplement their existing IT capabilities. In time, many may choose to move all of the computing needs to the cloud.

Cloud computing allows companies to avoid up-front infrastructure costs and allows organizations to focus on their core businesses instead of spending time and money on computer infrastructure. Cloud computing allows enterprises to get their applications up and running faster, with improved manageability and less maintenance, and enables IT teams to more rapidly adjust resources to meet fluctuating and unpredictable business demand.[ Cloud providers typically use a "pay as you go" model.

Amazon, through its Amazon Web Services (AWS) division, is the dominant player in the space. Other significant competitors include Microsoft, Google, IBM, Salesforce Dell and Rackspace.

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1419h/t richardred The future of farming is in the cloud By Rina Diane CaballarGlenn Petersen-December 6
1418Competition in the AI Cloud Is Heating Up, and Amazon Just Made a Big Move MIT Glenn Petersen-December 2
1417Its is unbelievable - and arrogant - that Uber thought that they could keep the Glenn Petersen-November 29
1416Amazon AWS is holding its annual re:Ivent conference this week. A few of their aGlenn Petersen-November 29
1415Uber's new CEO reports massive breach, affected "some 57 million user aSr K-November 21
1414IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service MilleGlenn Petersen-November 10
1413Kroger is using Google and Microsoft clouds to avoid paying Amazon Kroger is splSam1November 9
1412Comparing Top Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Solutions: the 2017 Edition - ThingFUBHO-November 6
1411Google and Cisco Signed the Papers, and Now Starts the Heavy Lifting - What to lFUBHO1November 6
1410Google and Cisco team up in the cloud wars against Amazon Google and Cisco willGlenn Petersen-October 27
1409 Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Intel find billions more in profit MARKETWATCH Sam1October 26
1408Microsoft's Services Revenue Lifts Quarterly Results DOW JONES & COMPANYSam-October 26
1407Microsoft, Alphabet and Amazon all beat and are rising AH. The Cloud is on fire!Sam-October 26
1406h/t Sr K U.S. Will Curb ‘Sneak-and-Peek’ Searches Microsoft Sued Over By Dina Glenn Petersen-October 24
1405How Amazon, Google, Microsoft, And IBM Sell AI As A Service The tech giants witGlenn Petersen-October 13
1404Switch prices IPO above range at $17, raises more than $500 million By Glenn Petersen-October 6
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1402 1 Million Container Instances in 2 Minutes Draws Rare Applause sdxcentral.com FUBHO-October 3
1401IBM Launches Its Own Shippable Cloud Data Migration Device [graphic] HardeneFUBHO1September 19
1400infoq.com Using the new Web App for Containers capability, developers are able FUBHO-September 18
1399Amazon has a target on its back. Another anti-Amazon alliance announced yesterdGlenn Petersen1August 30
1398Some fallout from Amazon's WFM takeover-- Target is plotting a big move awaSam-August 30
1397More of an evolution than a complete disruption: It's Time to Think Beyond Glenn Petersen2August 29
1396AI Is Taking Over the Cloud Cloud storage company Box is using Google’s vision Glenn Petersen-August 26
1395Microsoft No Longer a PC Company with Deals Like Halliburton, Says Credit SuisseSam1August 22
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