Understanding the Microsoft Cloud (white paper)
Applies to: Windows Azure, SharePoint Online, BPOS (Deskless Worker suite)
Topic Last Modified: 2013-12-18
Summary: Using SharePoint Products as an example, this paper discusses the kinds of cloud-based software and their benefits for organizations of varying sizes.
Trying to understand what a company means by a ‘cloud’ offering can seem like trying to understand fog. The term ‘cloud’ has come to mean different things to different people. Much of the confusion can be chalked up to marketing teams embracing the momentum of the ‘cloud’ buzzword. In the end, the benefit of the ‘cloud’ is that you offload the burden of server infrastructure and maintenance, and you are left with a simple, straightforward cost structure.
The white paper can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center, here: Understanding the Microsoft Cloud (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=301966)