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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)

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.  Unfortunately... (more)

This Week in Cloud

Cloud News VMware made several cloud-related announcements this week at VMworld, its annual user conference, including partnerships with global cloud service providers, a Web site that aggregates information on cloud service providers, simplified transfer of virtual machines from one data center to another, a cloud-based site recovery manager tool and software to manage databases in virtual environments. For more information, read this InformationWeek article. This highly amusing video produced by Microsoft portrays VMware’s technology as old-school. This article in The Register ... (more)

This Week in Cloud, November 3, 2011: Dropbox launches SMB service, Internap launches first publicly available OpenStack cloud service. Security flaws in AWS identified, 5 cloud lessons learned from IT finance gurus. And more…

Cloud News Dropbox, the cloud storage startup which now boasts 46 million users, announced a package for SMBs. The new offering, called Dropbox for Teams includes centralized billing and administrative tools. Read this Wall Street Journal article for more. Internap has launched the first commercially-available cloud offering based on OpenStack. Internap’s Open Public Cloud compute service has added networking and high-availability to the base OpenStack code, in order to make the offering suitable for carriers, according to this article in The Register. This GigaOm blog provides s... (more)

The CIO as a Business Service Conductor

New: Download the This Week in Cloud iPhone app. Now it’s even easier to get your weekly cloud news and perspectives. Cloud News In a bid to make its cloud a de facto standard, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has given its blessing to an open-source version of its APIs produced by Eucalyptus Systems, according to this Information Week article. Eucalyptus supplies on-premises cloud-launching software that can mobilize APIs that are a match for Amazon's major services. Meanwhile, rumors are circulating that AWS may be launching cloud services in India; the company has been buying up inf... (more)