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Cloud Computing Challenges with Emphasis on Amazon EC2 and Windows Azure

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Author(s): Azzam Sleit | Nada Misk | Fatima Badwan | Tawfiq Khalil

Journal: International Journal of Computer Networks & Communications
ISSN 0975-2293

Volume: 5;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 35;
Date: 2013;
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ABSTRACT
Cloud Computing has received much attention by theIT-Business world. As compared to the common computing platforms, cloud computing is more flexible in supporting real-time computation and is considered a more powerful model for hosting and delivering services over the Internet. However, since cloud computing is still at its infancy, it faces many challenges that stand against its growth and spread.This article discusses some challenges facing cloudcomputing growth and conducts a comparison study between Amazon EC2 and Windows Azure in dealing with such challenges. It concludes that Amazon EC2 generally offers better solutions than Windows Azure. Nevertheless, the selection between them depends on the needs of customers.
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