This documentation provides a general introduction to cloud computing and an overview of the NeCTAR Research Cloud, Virtual Laboratories and eResearch tools which are available to researchers around Australia. What is Cloud Computing? How can cloud computing benefit your research? What are the common concerns when adopting cloud computing? What is NeCTAR, and which services does it provide for researchers? This introduction describes the structure of this course and provides an introduction to the Cloud terminology and concepts as well as the NeCTAR services available to researchers in Australia.


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