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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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1425Oh it is your thread! Great. I will post here then. I am very much focused on thelmatador-12 AM
1424Thanks. I need to change the title of the board to "Cloud and Edge ComputinGlenn Petersen-yesterday
1423Great article Glenn! See Datacenter geography is in for a major change Messagelmatador-yesterday
1422Dropbox Files Confidentially for U.S. IPO By Alex Barinka Bloomberg JaGlenn Petersen-January 11
1421Alibaba Cloud Gears Up for ‘Serious Combat’ Against AWS in 2018 sdxcentral.com FUBHO-12/26/2017
1420Deployments of blockchain should bump up sales growth in cloud services, databasGlenn Petersen-12/26/2017
1419h/t richardred The future of farming is in the cloud By Rina Diane CaballarGlenn Petersen-12/6/2017
1418Competition in the AI Cloud Is Heating Up, and Amazon Just Made a Big Move MIT Glenn Petersen-12/2/2017
1417Its is unbelievable - and arrogant - that Uber thought that they could keep the Glenn Petersen-11/29/2017
1416Amazon AWS is holding its annual re:Ivent conference this week. A few of their aGlenn Petersen-11/29/2017
1415Uber's new CEO reports massive breach, affected "some 57 million user aSr K-11/21/2017
1414IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service MilleGlenn Petersen-11/10/2017
1413Kroger is using Google and Microsoft clouds to avoid paying Amazon Kroger is splSam111/9/2017
1412Comparing Top Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Solutions: the 2017 Edition - ThingFUBHO-11/6/2017
1411Google and Cisco Signed the Papers, and Now Starts the Heavy Lifting - What to lFUBHO111/6/2017
1410Google and Cisco team up in the cloud wars against Amazon Google and Cisco willGlenn Petersen-10/27/2017
1409 Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Intel find billions more in profit MARKETWATCH Sam110/26/2017
1408Microsoft's Services Revenue Lifts Quarterly Results DOW JONES & COMPANYSam-10/26/2017
1407Microsoft, Alphabet and Amazon all beat and are rising AH. The Cloud is on fire!Sam-10/26/2017
1406h/t Sr K U.S. Will Curb ‘Sneak-and-Peek’ Searches Microsoft Sued Over By Dina Glenn Petersen-10/24/2017
1405How Amazon, Google, Microsoft, And IBM Sell AI As A Service The tech giants witGlenn Petersen-10/13/2017
1404Switch prices IPO above range at $17, raises more than $500 million By Glenn Petersen-10/6/2017
1403 m.eet.com [graphic]The Ox-10/5/2017
1402 1 Million Container Instances in 2 Minutes Draws Rare Applause sdxcentral.com FUBHO-10/3/2017
1401IBM Launches Its Own Shippable Cloud Data Migration Device [graphic] HardeneFUBHO19/19/2017
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