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What is platform as a service (PaaS)?

To understand PaaS, you must dig beyond its most basic definitions.

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What is infrastructure as a service (IaaS)?

Our blogger taps his colleagues for a definitive explanation that will do justice to IaaS.

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Cloud computing basics

Cloud computing is a new IT delivery model accessed over the network (Internet or intranet).

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Cloud computing in the real world

What is the cloud, really? Or more properly, what is running in the cloud? One thing is certain—cloud will likely have a different meaning and value to everyone.

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OpenStack: Providing a public IaaS API is key

The IT infrastructure must provide a good API to expose all services and resources available for the application.

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Hybridization: A question of portability and interoperability

What you can do now to ensure portability and interoperability in cloud computing.

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What is a cloud broker?

Cloud brokerage can support several service areas. This post explores the different ways cloud brokers are involved in the cloud services marketplace.

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Why do people believe the weather can affect cloud computing?

There is a storm of confusion out there regarding cloud computing across pundits, technology insiders and non-techies alike.

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Four reasons why I hate the term “cloud”

I think most readers of this blog probably know there is no single "cloud." Saying something is “on the cloud” is about as specific as saying something is "on the Internet." This term isn’t going away – but that’s okay, because I really like hopeless causes.

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Three ways that ogres are like clouds

If you haven’t seen DreamWorks’ movie Shrek, you really should. Not only is it a funny film, but you won’t enjoy this blog as much if you don’t know a little about ogres.

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#cloudchat Jan. Recap: All things hybrid cloud

Recap of the Jan. 2012 #cloudchat, which focused on hybrid cloud.

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Is ITSM (as we know it) over when I move into the cloud?

IT service management (ITSM) projects could be long and painful, so hey, why don't we move everything to the cloud and forget about ITIL? Well, it ain't that easy. After all the initial hype, and even when there might be some confusion around it, seems cloud computing is here, not only to stay, but to change some of the game rules.

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