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Old 05-23-2012, 10:34 AM   #630
Keyan Farlander
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Originally Posted by Zargon View Post
its just clusters of servers acting as one

I was at a MS event last thursday (17th) on the new cloud stuff, especially the 'private cloud' and Azure, basically an internal cloud cluster than hits MS's public cloud when you reach capactiy, its pretty neat stuff
I was mainly amazed that the people trying to sell me on it could not give me a simple explanation of what it is. Back in my day, "cloud computing" meant "distributed computing". It seems marketing people have taken over the term and used it as a snazzier word for "network resources" now.
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