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VMware: Windows Azure More Smoke than Cloud

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Now that Microsoft has finally embraced the concept of cloud computing with the unveiling of the Windows Azure platform, a new battleground is emerging for the hearts (and wallets) of IT professionals. After ridiculing cloud-based applications like Google Apps, Microsoft has had a change of heart and clambered aboard the cloud computing bandwagon.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said as much in an email sent earlier this week, saying that "the Azure Services Platform will provide fundamentally new ways to deploy services and capabilities. It gives businesses the option to take advantage of the capacity available in the cloud as it is needed, reducing the need to make large upfront investments in infrastructure simply to be ready when demand spikes. It will enable developers to create applications that run in the cloud and provide the features, information, and interactivity that employees, partners, and customers expect-no matter how many of them there are, where they are in the world, or what device they have at hand."

To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page,  VMware: Windows Azure More Smoke than Cloud – WindowsIT Pro

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