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. And as the new
workers join the workforce, they do so with an IT literacy and a set of
expectations about how they will work, collaborate and communicate. Read the
VMware acquired WaveMaker, a start-up that enables users to build Java cloud
applications without havin... (more)
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
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Featured on Cloud Commons Cloud Benchmark Series: Amazon Simple Queue
Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) is a hosted queue for storing messages that
are transmitted between computers. Developers can transmit data between
distributed components of an application without requiring the availability
of all the components of that application. The Stony Brook Network Security
and Applied Cryptography Lab evaluated Amazon SQS by measuring the number of
simultaneously supported users, the size of the message, and the throughput
rate. This 10-page report details the testing setup,... (more)
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your weekly cloud news and perspectives.
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)
Watch CloudViews Unplugged!
Watch the latest episode of CloudViews Unplugged – Andi Mann and George
Watt of CA Technologies take a look at the best cloud predictions for 2013.
Research In Motion (RIM) has sold NewBay, its cloud services company, to
Synchronoss Technologies for $55.5 million, according to this Talkin’ Cloud
article. The acquisition will expand the global presence of Synchronoss and
add the major mobile operators in Europe to its customer list.
Amazon Web Services experienced an outage which left Netflix customers
without service on Christmas Eve, accordin... (more)