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Feature Article Is Business Ready for Cloud? You Bet!   By George Watt, CA Technologies  Even with recent announcements and case studies documenting the value and potential of cloud computing, there is still much discussion about whether business and IT leaders are ready to take concrete steps to adopt it.  Here are three reasons why cloud computing is more than just hype, and how cloud computing is improving the delivery of business services. Read the full article.  Cloud News With its Elastic Beanstalk service, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is moving into the PaaS service space, where it will enable developers to deploy and manage apps in the AWS cloud, competing with PaaS providers Google and Salesforce.com. Elastic Beanstalk is available at no extra charge; users pay for the AWS resources they use to run applications, according to this CRN article, which provides m... (more)

This Week in Cloud, March 10, 2011

Feature Article Leveraging the Cloud to Accelerate IT Renewal By Vaughan Merlyn, Vaughan Merlyn Consulting The Convergence of Consumer IT and Business IT Information and technology are becoming ever more central to what a company (or government, or any organization) does and how it does it. IT for the consumer world (think iPhones, iPads, Kindles, Facebook, eBay, and so on) and IT for the business world are converging. After all, business people are consumers, their customers are consumers, and how we navigate our personal lives spills over into our business lives and vice versa. An... (more)

This Week in Cloud, May 5, 2011: AWS post-mortem, Forrester on cloud economics and planning for hybrid cloud, are we heading toward a cloud security standoff? And more…

Feature article Cloud Providers vs. Cloud Consumers – Survey results point to impending security standoff By Matthew Gardiner CA Technologies and the Ponemon Institute recently released the results of the second part of our two-part cloud security survey. The first survey focused on the security views of cloud consumers; this survey focuses on the security perspectives of cloud providers. Taken together the two surveys provide a stark contrast of the state of cloud security.  To put it plainly, cloud providers and cloud consumers do not currently agree when it comes to security.... (more)

CSA Certification; Amazon's Glacier; Cloud Tax and More

This Week in Cloud on the go! Download the This Week in Cloud iPhone app. Now it’s even easier to get your weekly cloud news and perspectives. Cloud News Amazon launched a low-cost storage service called Amazon Glacier, according to this TechCrunch article. The latest of Amazon’s cloud services, Amazon Glacier provides “secure and durable storage for data archiving and backup,” according to this Amazon Glacier overview. Massachusetts has been grappling with how to tax cloud computing services and this month, it has decided on the conditions that make the cloud taxable, according ... (more)

TechViews: 64% of enterprises planning to deploy big data, Europe’s love-hate relationship with cloud, 5 latest cloud trends and more!

TechViews: 64% of enterprises planning to deploy big data, Europe’s love-hate relationship with cloud, 5 latest cloud trends and more! Gartner: Best Practices to Sync and Streamline DevOps Cycles for Faster IT Service Delivery* Achieving DevOps success requires coordination across different IT department workflows and poses a challenge for many organizations. In this research paper, Gartner outlines their four best practices for creating a DevOps environment and furthering interdepartmental collaboration. Read this complimentary industry report to learn more about how you can str... (more)