Windows Azure to power Janet education cloud

Trending July 2013 - Faster, more secure computing for 18m students and staff - Microsoft Windows Azure and Janet, the UK’s research and education network, have partnered to provide what the organisations claim will be a faster, more secure connection to institutions’ cloud-based IT services. Paul Watson, professor of computing science at Newcastle University said: “Cloud computing has the potential to revolutionise research by offering vast compute resources on-demand...At Newcastle University we already have £20 million of research projects that are supported by the cloud. However, one of the major barriers to holding back further cloud adoption is the time it takes to transfer large datasets from the lab to the cloud for analysis. This new link between Janet and the Azure Cloud removes this barrier, and will allow a far greater range of research projects to fully exploit the benefits of cloud computing.”
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