Microsoft, HP Invest In Cloud Computing

Doug Caverly Staff Writer Article Date: 2010-01-14

People in the IT industry who aren't already familiar with the ins and outs of cloud computing may want to get on top of things. Microsoft and HP have partnered in this field, and mean to advance it by spending a whopping $250 million.

This partnership is something that's supposed to affect lots of companies and people, not just gigantic corporations and scientists who work on the cutting edge. Also, it's important to note that this three-year deal is supposed to affect things in the near future, and not a decade or more down the road.

So now for the meat of the matter: as explained in an official blog post, Microsoft and HP intend to "to help customers and partners substantially improve the customer experience for developing, deploying and managing today's IT environments, and building next generation cloud applications."

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's CEO, also said in a statement, "Our extended partnership will transform the way large enterprises deliver services to their customers, and help smaller organizations adopt IT to grow their businesses."

People in the IT industry need to consider how they should adapt to a future with cloud computing. An investment of $250 million is liable to bring that future here faster than anticipated.

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