Dear Commons Colleagues,
Microsoft is taking another step into cloud computing with the announcement that it will be making its cloud computing facility available gratis to university researchers. As part of this announcement. Microsoft also indicated it would be using its Windows Azure operating system. A key goal of this is to provide an interface to its “cloud” that is as easy to use as possible.
An article on the announcement can be viewed at: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/05/science/05cloud.html?th&emc=th
For a bit more info on cloud computing, see my earlier post on this blog at: https://apicciano.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2009/12/15/the-fourth-paradigm-of-science-research-more-cloud-computing/