The Current State of Cloud Computing (and Windows Azure)

To what extent people are using cloud computing services and solutions? If you are still wondering whether cloud computing is life-hacking or not, here’s an answer for you: According to a survey, 69 percent of all Internet users are using cloud computing for various purposes, such as storing data online or using web-based applications.

Mostly plug into the cloud to check emails via their favorite webmail applications, such as Gmail and Yahoo! It’s even more prominent with those who use laptops’ WiFi away from home or work.

In the business world, Windows Azure plays its own part in bringing businesses to the cloud – 10,000 businesses are now in Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud services, and counting. And here’s the highlight: 50 percent of them run apps in the cloud to replace on-premise software.

For a more complete view on the state of cloud computing – plus a look at Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud services platform – check out this cloud computing infographic by Okay Geek.

cloud computing infographic

Via Okay Geek 

Discuss - 2 Comments

  1. Paul Salmon says:

    I currently use the cloud for backing up my data and for storing my e-mail. It is great to have my data backed up to the cloud because I can access it from any place where I have an Internet connection.

    The same goes for my e-mail, and I don’t have to worry about remembering to backup my e-mail when I format my computer.

    • Ivan says:

      Hi Paul,

      Thanks for your comment. That’s pretty much the benefit of cloud backup solutions, I guess. I personally use Dropbox to store and share files. For email checking purpose and stuff, I use Google Apps for Business.

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