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Cloud computing, while not a new concept, is emerging as one of the next big trends in information technology. Recent software and hardware developments and the ubiquitous availability of broadband services have made cloud computing a potentially disruptive concept.

It is a style of computing where massively scalable IT-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, they may choose to move all of the computing needs to the cloud.

Some examples of cloud related services include:

Software as a service (“SaaS”) is a software delivery model where a software vendor develops a Web-native software application and hosts and operates the application for use by its customers over the Internet. The customer does not own the application, which can be accessed by multiple customers simultaneously, but generally pays for using it. Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM (<span style='font-size:11px'>LAST</span>: 158.13<span style='font-size:11px'> 7/8/2011 9:15:01 AM</span>) (<span style='font-size:11px'>LAST</span>: 158.13<span style='font-size:11px'> 7/8/2011 9:15:01 AM</span>) ) is the poster child for the SaaS vendors. Other companies include Netsuite (N (<span style='font-size:11px'>LAST</span>: 0<span style='font-size:11px'> 12:00:00 AM</span>) (<span style='font-size:11px'>LAST</span>: 0<span style='font-size:11px'> 12:00:00 AM</span>) ), Salary.com (SLRY (<span style='font-size:11px'>LAST</span>: 4.09<span style='font-size:11px'> 12/31/1969 7:00:00 PM</span>) (<span style='font-size:11px'>LAST</span>: 4.09<span style='font-size:11px'> 12/31/1969 7:00:00 PM</span>) ), Constant Contact (CTCT (<span style='font-size:11px'>LAST</span>: 25.25<span style='font-size:11px'> 12/31/1969 7:00:00 PM</span>) (<span style='font-size:11px'>LAST</span>: 25.25<span style='font-size:11px'> 12/31/1969 7:00:00 PM</span>) ), Taleo (TLEO (<span style='font-size:11px'>LAST</span>: 36.79<span style='font-size:11px'> 12/31/1969 7:00:00 PM</span>) (<span style='font-size:11px'>LAST</span>: 36.79<span style='font-size:11px'> 12/31/1969 7:00:00 PM</span>) ) and DemandTec (DMAN (<span style='font-size:11px'>LAST</span>: 7.81<span style='font-size:11px'> 12/31/1969 7:00:00 PM</span>) (<span style='font-size:11px'>LAST</span>: 7.81<span style='font-size:11px'> 12/31/1969 7:00:00 PM</span>) ).

Data as a Service is focused on delivering data in response to a query rather than providing access to a more elaborate, full-blown application. Google search falls into this category.

Utility computing, also referred to Hardware as a Service, allows customers to rent storage space and servers as they need them. The participants in this space include Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Salesforce.com's AppExchange, IBM’s Deep Computing Capacity on Demand, Google’s App Engine, Rackspace’s Cloud FS, and Dell’s Cloud Computing Solutions.

Platform as a service provides programmers and companies with a development environment to build applications that run on the provider's infrastructure and are delivered to users from the provider's servers.

Managed service providers (“MSP”). Managed service providers offer fully outsourced network management services that include advanced features like IP telephony, messaging and call center, virtual private network, managed firewalls, and the monitoring of network servers.

The Top 100 Bloggers of Cloud Computing:

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1335Rackspace Calls on Software Devs to Break CPU Performance Barriers A number ofFUBHO-April 16
1334Billing by Millionths of Pennies, Cloud Computing’s Giants Take In Billions By Glenn Petersen1April 10
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1332AMZN's AWS segment has become a $10 billion business: Jeff Bezos Calls AmazGlenn Petersen-April 7
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1330Late to the game, but a logical extension of its business model: GoDaddy launchGlenn Petersen2March 21
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1328Dropbox Shares Offered At 34% Discount In Secondary Market Glenn Petersen-March 18
1327Cloud Makes For Strange Bedfellows: Apple Signs On With Google, Cuts Spending WiGlenn Petersen1March 17
1326h/t Sr K WSJ 12:15 AM Amazon to Launch Cloud Migration Service Thomas PubliGlenn Petersen1March 16
1325Dropbox abandons Amazon's cloud: The Epic Story of Dropbox’s Exodus From thGlenn Petersen1March 14
1324 With Indonesian, South African Moves, IBM Looks to Bolster Telco Clouds March 1FUBHO1March 11
1323Bill Gates: Quantum Cloud Computing is Coming (Soon) BY NICOLE HENDERSON ON MAFUBHO-March 10
1322Box soars 13 percent on earnings beat by Katie Roof ( @Katie_Roof) TechCrunch Glenn Petersen1March 10
1321The Mar 7 BusinessWeek has a story about NationBuilder, the software etc. that hSr K-March 4
1320Apple Still Holds the Keys to Its Cloud Service, but Reluctantly By MIKE ISAACGlenn Petersen1February 21
1319 Netflix Shuts Down Final Bits of Own Data Center Infrastructure by YevgeniyGlenn Petersen1February 12
1318Autodesk to cut jobs by 10 percent as it transitions to cloud By Kshitiz GoliyaGlenn Petersen-February 6
1317Dropbox May Not Be LeBron James, but It Is Still in the Game Farhad Manjoo Glenn Petersen-February 3
1316 Alibaba All Set To Push In The Cloud Computing Domain Tech News Medium JanuarGlenn Petersen-January 30
1315Amazon's cloud juggernaut earned almost $2 billion last year By Matt RosoffGlenn Petersen2January 28
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1311 Unikernel Systems Joins Docker January 21, 2016 By Adam Herzog - Posted in DoFUBHO-January 21
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