Microsoft, NSF Team Up in Cloud

2/4/10

Microsoft announced today it has formed a partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide free cloud-computing resources to selected researchers and research groups through Windows Azure. Financial details of the agreement weren’t given, but NSF will be in charge of awarding and managing the projects through its usual review process. Microsoft will grant researchers access to Azure’s cloud tools for three years.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at gthuang@xconomy.com or call him at 617-252-7323. Follow @

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