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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 HP announced its HP Converged Cloud based on a ‘hardened’ version of OpenStack software, targeting hybrid enterprise deployments and pushing for a common architecture across private and public clouds as well as traditional data centers. To learn more about the components of the offering, which include public cloud services, a service virtualization offering and Cloud Maps, which will provide templates of pre-configured cloud services, read this InformationWeek article. The offerings will be available in public beta on May 10. Here, InformationWeek editor Chris Murphy summarizes HP’s cloud strategy and this ZDnet blog explores whether HP can effectively move into delivering public cloud services, while supporting its ... (more)

VCs Spend $6.9 Billion on Cloud Startups

Watch CloudViews Unplugged Watch the latest edition of CloudViews Unplugged – a monthly video blog analyzing the top cloud news stories. Cloud News VMware introduced Accelerate Advisory Services, a set of IT benchmarking services focused on helping CIOs get more out of the investments they are making in virtualization and cloud computing. VMware recently acquired assets from Info Tech Health Check, an analytics vendor with IT performance metrics that span 20 industries and 4 geographical regions. Read more in this CRN article. This Wired article reviews Google’s recently launche... (more)

This Week in Cloud: Top 10 Apps for Cloud, Private Cloud Implementation Issues

Feature Article Using Metrics to Better Discover, Manage and Measure Services By Erik Hille, CA Technologies The increased focus on cloud computing and IT supply chain management has also driven a renewed interest in "services" for many companies.  At issue is how companies can understand the performance of their existing business and services so that these new delivery mechanisms can be incorporated as part of the overall delivery model.  I recently delivered a speech on the many ways that organizations attempt to leverage measurements to make sense of the business.  Unfortunatel... (more)

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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.  One of Ponemon'... (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)