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Download our iPhone app New: Download the This Week in Cloud iPhone app. Now it’s even easier to get your weekly cloud news and perspectives. Cloud News IBM is purchasing Green Hat, which provides technology for testing applications without the need to use underlying hardware. Green Hat provides cloud-based tools for analyzing the performance of major vendors’ software in a controlled environment so customers can test how it interacts with their existing stack, according to this ZDNet UK article. Private cloud provider Nimbula launched a migration service to help customers move from public clouds to Nimbula-powered private clouds. Nimbula claims that companies can run certain workloads more efficiently and cost-effectively in a private cloud environment. Read more in this Information Week article. In a light news week due to the holidays, several industry pundits too... (more)

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Cloud Commons introduces This Week in Cloud – a concise, insightful, and thought-provoking newsletter that will keep you current on cloud computing. Each edition features top news stories, upcoming industry events, and market perspectives that will provide valuable insight for both new initiates and cloud computing veterans. This Week in Cloud can be found on the Cloud Commons website or you can register to receive the newsletter via email. About Cloud Commons Cloud Commons is an independent online community of IT professionals, analysts, technology providers, and industry experts... (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)

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

Featured on Cloud Commons Gartner report: The Cloud is Less Important than the Cloud Operating Model Do cloud service providers have a new and better approach to IT operations figured out – and can enterprises learn from them? In this report by Cameron Haight of Gartner (available free of charge on Cloud Commons), Cameron details new approaches to application and infrastructure architecture that some large public cloud firms are using to improve service delivery. Read the full report. Feature article On Cloud Computing Standards and Definitions When I go to the gas station these ... (more)