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Cloud computing has grown in popularity because of the cost savings it offers companies, as well as the speed and agility it gives them to develop applications and services. It often allows companies to expand their IT infrastructure with a less significant upfront investment than traditional technology.
Online auction giant eBay Inc. is among those companies embracing cloud computing. The San Jose, Calif.-based company plans to deploy Microsoft's Azure cloud products in two of its three primary data centers later this year, it said as part of the Microsoft announcement.
"We can get a lot of agility and faster time-to-market with cloud computing," James Barrese, an eBay technology executive said.