Will cloud computing economics add up for Microsoft?

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By Larry Dignan at ZDnet Microsoft at its financial analyst meeting made the case for being a cloud computing leader and argued that its economic prospects will improve as information technology shifts to an on-demand model. The big question: Do you buy the argument that cloud computing will accelerate Microsoft’s earnings and revenue growth? Let’s

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Pitting Cloud against Cloud

Tools that benchmark performance promise to reveal the strengths and weaknesses of competing cloud providers. New software developed to measure the performance of different cloud computing platforms could make it easier for prospective users to figure out which of these increasingly popular services is right for them. Right now, developers have little means of comparing

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Microsoft wants its partners 'All in' with the cloud

By Mary Jo Foley Starting July 12, Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference kicks off in Washington, DC. The company’s loudest messaging at the four-day event will be that Microsoft partners need to be “All In” with the cloud, just like Redmond itself. Microsoft will be highlighting many of its partners that have managed to transition

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Amazon experts launch private-cloud start-up – Nimbula

Two men who led one element of Amazon’s successful cloud-computing services have launched their own a start-up called Nimbula focusing on a private version of the technology. Cloud computing takes several forms, but Amazon Web Services generally delivers building blocks available over the Internet that developers can use to construct their own higher-level services. Nimbula,

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