Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing to accelerate Big Computing in the cloud

  From finding a cure for cancer to making vehicles safer to fulfilling the promises of artificial intelligence, today’s complex problems require the ability to harness massive amounts of computing power. For too long, Big Computing has been accessible only to the most well-funded organizations. At Microsoft, we believe that access to Big Computing capabilities Read more about Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing to accelerate Big Computing in the cloud[…]

What is cloud computing?

The “cloud” in cloud computing originated from the habit of drawing the internet as a fluffy cloud in network diagrams. No wonder the most popular meaning of cloud computing refers to running workloads over the internet remotely in a commercial provider’s data center—the so-called “public cloud” model. AWS (Amazon Web Services), Salesforce’s CRM system, and Read more about What is cloud computing?[…]

The cloud wars explained: Amazon is dominating, but Microsoft and Google are striking back

The cloud computing market is dominated by some familiar names. Amazon’s cloud service is its most profitable unit. Microsoft has pegged its future to its cloud computing businesses, leading to a very enthusiastic response from Wall Street. Google, too, is betting big on cloud computing as something that could be bigger than its advertising business.What exactly are these Read more about The cloud wars explained: Amazon is dominating, but Microsoft and Google are striking back[…]