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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. Members can ask questions, learn from experts, and find the latest cloud-related news. Cloud Commons offers a forum to contribute and discuss best practices and successes, as well as research vendor solutions. Sponsored by CA Technologies, Cloud Commons has been growing steadily since its ... (more)

US Government Saves $5.5B From Cloud

Watch CloudViews Unplugged Watch the latest edition of CloudViews Unplugged – a monthly video blog analyzing the top cloud news stories. Cloud News A recent study revealed that the government is saving around $5.5 billion a year since the shift to cloud, according to this CRN article. The study was created from interviews with 108 federal IT managers and CIOs and was published by MeriTalk Cloud Computing Exchange. The study also found that if they had been more aggressive in cloud adoption, the government could have saved $12 billion. The cloud storage wars are heating up with G... (more)

TechViews: What Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia means for the mobile market, 7 habits of effective DevOps, Big data purchases to exceed $31B in 2013 and more!

TechViews: What Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia means for the mobile market, 7 habits of effective DevOps, Big data purchases to exceed $31B in 2013 and more! Featured Article The Mobility Bar Has Once Again Been Raised by George Watt Microsoft’s recent purchase of Nokia’s handset division has left many people focused on what that might mean in terms of a new CEO for the software giant. While some are writing off the technological significance of Microsoft’s new endeavor, and what it might mean to the mobility market, I believe that Microsoft now has a huge opportunity to raise... (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)

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)