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Who provides what in the cloud
Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 27 August 2008 12:19

 More and more tech companies promise cloud offerings. But they're not all the same. InfoWorld's guide to what the key companies offer

By John Edwards
InfoWorld, August 27, 2008

The news that AT&T has joined the rapidly growing ranks of cloud computing providers reinforces the argument that the latest IT outsourcing model is well on its way to becoming a classic disruptive technology. By enabling datacenter operators to "publish" computing resources -- such as servers, storage, and network connectivity -- cloud computing provides a pay-by-consumption scalable service that's usually free of long-term contracts and is typically application- and OS-independent. The approach also eliminates the need to install any on-site hardware or software.   [Comments...] 


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