Cloud Computing Links June 23, 2011

  1. InfoQ: The Current Status and Predictions on Cloud Computing from Cloud Leaders InfoQ: The Current Status and Predictions on Cloud Computing from Cloud Leaders Werner Vogels from Amazon and Satya Nadella from Microsoft talked about the current status of cloud computing, while Lew Tucker from Cisco and Jon Weinman from HP made some predictions on its future at GigaOM Structure Event. By …
  2. Gartner endorses private clouds — but not how IT usually defines it Gartner endorses private clouds — but not how IT usually defines it paging_filterThe message from Gartner analysts was “go private cloud” last week at the Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Management Summit 2011 conference. However, the same analysts emphasized that building a private cloud is more than just adding virtual …
  3. How to calculate the advantages of a private cloud to make a business case How to calculate the advantages of a private cloud to make a business case When it comes to justifying a private cloud strategy to executives, IT pros have their work cut out for them because of the confusion surrounding this platform. This expert e-guide highlights effective ways to calculate the …
  4. Amazon cloud users are leaving security holes, researchers warn Amazon cloud users are leaving security holes, researchers warn paging_filterResearchers in Germany have found abundant security problems within Amazon’s cloud-computing services due to its customers either ignoring or forgetting published security tips. Amazon offers computing power and storage using its infrastructure via its Web Services division. The flexible platform allows …
  5. Most IT pros don’t fear losing their jobs to the cloud Most IT pros don’t fear losing their jobs to the cloud paging_filterMost people in the IT industry are sure that enterprise cloud computing usage will double in the next two years. But they also feel that IT professionals will not be displaced from their enterprise jobs because of the cloud. …
  6. SITA partners with Orange to offer worldwide cloud service SITA partners with Orange to offer worldwide cloud service paging_filterAir transport industry IT specialist SITA will partner with network operator Orange Business Services to host cloud applications in six data centers around the world, the companies announced Wednesday. The companies expect the first three data centers, in Atlanta, Frankfurt, and …
  7. Microsoft: Cloud computing won’t hurt us Microsoft: Cloud computing won’t hurt us paging_filterCloud computing is widely perceived as a threat to Microsoft, because the maker of Windows and Microsoft Office earns the lion’s share of its money selling licenses for packaged software. admin
  8. New Cloud Security Book: Securing the Cloud by Vic Winkler New Cloud Security Book: Securing the Cloud by Vic Winkler It’s rare that I read a technical book straight through; I usually read key chapters and save the rest for later reference. But Winkler’s book, written by an accomplished and highly experienced security professional, was worth a complete read, cover …
  9. Plan Cloud Migrations Carefully to Avoid Finger Pointing Later: Expert Plan Cloud Migrations Carefully to Avoid Finger Pointing Later: Expert Organizations need to plan carefully how they transfer important IT resources and enterprise applications to the cloud to sidestep potential problems, according to one industry expert at a Ziff Davis Enterprise Digital University presentation. – Even though the cloud computing …
  10. Go from 200 servers to 10, while approaching 100% uptime. Go from 200 servers to 10, while approaching 100% uptime. Cloud computing is beginning to transform how IT pros view their infrastructure. Read this white paper and learn how turning to a private cloud environment helps transform your business. Published by: CA Technologies.
  11. Can you take cloud computing from ‘bleeding-edge’ to ‘leading-edge’? Can you take cloud computing from ‘bleeding-edge’ to ‘leading-edge’? Cloud computing is taking the IT industry by storm, but determining whether a private or public cloud is the right fit for your infrastructure is not always easy. This white paper highlights how third party vendors help organizations determine which platform …
  12. Javelin and Relay Media Coverage Roundup Javelin and Relay Media Coverage Roundup The advent of social (Relay) and mobile (Javelin) interfaces to LongJump’s PaaS and Online Database solutions has gotten some good write-ups by members of the technology journalists. Here’s a sample of who’s covered the release. David Carr at InformationWeek talked about how customers will …
  13. A field guide to the cloud A field guide to the cloud As the cloud landscape continues to grow, a new report from GigaOm asserts that hybrid clouds may be the most likely use case over the next few years.
  14. ITIL struggles to catch up with private cloud ITIL struggles to catch up with private cloud Framework needs to keep fit Data centres run on the back of good operational processes that are repeatable and trusted. IT management best practices have sometimes been criticised as being monolithic and failing to keep up with change. 26
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