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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)

Rackspace and Amazon Wars Heat Up

This Week in Cloud, Rackspace and Amazon wars heat up, what Muglia’s departure means to Microsoft, surprises in the Gartner Magic Quadrant IaaS Report. And More… Cloud News Rackspace & AWS wars heat up: Following the heels of Amazon Web Services launching a Platinum cloud support package aimed at the enterprise (as reported in this CRN article), Rackspace counters that AWS still falls short of its own “fanatical support.” Rackspace also announced it is partnering with Akamai to speed application performance on its clouds (read this Channel Register article for details.) A Cloud... (more)

Enomaly SpotCloud, Microsoft Hyper-V Partners

Featured on Cloud Commons Are You Ready to Provide a Private Cloud? Featuring James Staten, Forrester Research Join Forrester VP & Principal Analyst James Staten as he explains the latest challenges, myths, trends and emerging best practices for businesses seeking to reap the benefits of private cloud computing. In addition, hear recent success stories and “how they did it” as Mr. Staten shares his insights in this webcast created especially for the Cloud Commons community. Watch the webcast. Cloud News Enomaly launched SpotCloud, a clearinghouse for cloud computing, as a way for... (more)

WikiLeaks Booted off AWS, Salesforce.com Acquires Heroku, and More…

Feature Article Cloud conjures up new IT roles; apps & business issues are front & center By Jay Fry, CA Technologies So you’ve managed to avoid going the way of the dodo, and dodged the IT job “endangered species list” I talked about earlier. Great. Now the question is, what are some of the roles within IT that cloud computing is putting front & center? My thoughts are based on what I’ve heard and discussed with IT folks, analysts, and other vendors recently. Many of those thoughts even resonated well with what I’ve heard this week here at the Gartner Data Center Conference in ... (more)

This Week in Cloud: Making ‘Good Enough’ the New Normal

By Jay Fry, CA Technologies In looking back on some of the more insightful observations that I've heard concerning cloud computing in 2010, one kept coming up over and over again. IT is being weighed down by more and more complexity as time goes on. The systems are complex, the management of those systems is complex, and the underlying processes are, well, also complex. The cloud seems to offer two ways out of this problem. Read the full article. Cloud News Amazon is creating pre-configured templates for Oracle applications to make it possible for Oracle users to run their apps ... (more)