There has been a lot of buzz around cloud technologies. What resources would you recommend that review the cloud computing world, and helps one get the big picture and current trends?

In addition to reading these overviews, what would you recommend as first steps to get acquainted with these technologies?

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Apart from Microsoft Azure mentioned by the others, there's also:

..and a few others. Azure is in CTP and free until the fall. Google's App Engine is free, but to a limit, and so is Amazon EC2 last I heard.

The whole thing is still very much in development, so it could be hard to distill exactly where its headed. Microsoft has a lot of interesting videos of PDC and MIX sessions which illustrate their approach.

Also see Wikipedia for extra information.

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