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Microsoft and Cloud Computing


I was asked by a coworker what I think cloud computing is and if I could recommend some material to get someone started, someone who knows squat about "the cloud". Well, here you go.

For many years I work on server platform "stuff" as a developer evangelist for Microsoft. I love being a platform evangelist for many reasons. Something for another blog post.

As we all have seen in the recent past, the cloud seems to become the platform of the future. Companies like Dell even try to patent the phrase "cloud computing". Hmm. We'll see how that turns out.

Be it as it may, this (new) cloud is full of servers doing the necessary compute. Makes me happy.

But if you are a newbie and want to get an idea, where do you start? Here are my three favorites. I know there's tons of stuff but those three in that order give you a good start:

  1. The Promise and Reality of Cloud Computing
  2. What is Cloud Computing, Anyway
  3. A Short Introduction to Cloud Platforms: An Enterprise View

What are your favorites?

Read the complete post at http://blogs.msdn.com/volkerw/archive/2008/08/20/microsoft-and-cloud-computing.aspx

Posted Aug 20 2008, 11:48 AM by VolkerW's WebLog
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