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Microsoft and AT&T have announced a strategic alliance that should let punters shift workloads from their data center into AT&T's cloud and then into Windows Azure. The unnamed service is due to launch in 2014, and was announced by Microsoft in a fluffy blog post on Wednesday. The technology lets people "access Windows Azure …


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  1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

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    The offering is very similar to a deal AT&T inked with IBM in late 2012 to offer users a way of hooking their VPNs into AT&T, which in turn linked with IBM's SmartCloud. It also operates a VMware vCloud-based "Synaptic Compute as a Service" offerings as well. All these products, including the forthcoming Azure tech, use AT&T's "NetBond" technology to let customers shuttle compute and network resources into and out of the cloud services.

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  2. Paul Crawford Silver badge
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    No thanks

    Outside the USA and going to put data in the hands of AT&T & MS, both who seemed happy to turn over everything to the NSA?

    Yes, I know they probably have no legal choice in the matter, but was PRISM not a paid-for arrangement to make the process nicer and maybe even profitable?

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