Microsoft and Japan's National Institute of Informatics Collaborate On Cloud Computing Research

Microsoft and Japan's National Institute of Informatics announced a joint program; "that has goal to allow researchers to find creative new ways to explore the potential of cloud and to invent scalable, secure information systems that also enhance the user's online experience. Microsoft shares this vision and will donate substantial Windows Azure cloud resources to […]

Microsoft and Japan's National Institute of Informatics announced a joint program; "that has goal to allow researchers to find creative new ways to explore the potential of cloud and to invent scalable, secure information systems that also enhance the user's online experience. Microsoft shares this vision and will donate substantial Windows Azure cloud resources to Info-Plosion Project through its global cloud research engagement project, which's focused on supporting the use of cloud computing in research by making simple yet powerful tools available that any researcher can use to extract insights by mining and combining diverse data sets," informed Microsoft.

Windows Azure provides on-demand compute and storage to host, scale and manage Web apps on Internet through Microsoft datacenters. Microsoft researchers and developers will work with grant recipients to equip them with a set of common tools, apps and data collections that can be shared with broad academic community, and also provide its expertise in research, science and cloud computing.

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