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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)

Red Hat Acquires Makara, Cisco Acquires LineSider, and More…

Feature Article As cloud computing changes IT roles, which IT jobs are on the ‘endangered species list’? By Jay Fry, CA Technologies During my recent Cloud Expo presentation titled ‘How Cloud Computing is Changing the Role of IT and What You Can Do About IT,’ I took the opportunity to ask the audience which IT job titles were or were not going to exist any longer as a result of cloud computing. There was no shortage of opinions. Here’s a summary of the presentation I gave, plus a few comments from the audience thrown in for color. Read the full article. Cloud News Red Hat is a... (more)

Rackspace Acquires Cloudkick, MSPs Doing Crazy Things in Cloud, and More

Feature Article MSPs are doing crazy things in cloud…are you? By Matthew Richards, CA Technologies As I talk to MSP customers around the world, I am amazed by the variety in what they are doing with "cloud."  In past posts I have pointed out that MSPs are the biggest cloud instigators.  If it weren't for them, we probably wouldn't see business users complaining so much about the time it takes to deploy a new server using traditional methods.  So, MSPs are clearly on the cutting edge of the market.  To that point, I thought I would take this holiday post to have some fun - to dig... (more)

This Week in Cloud, February 3, 2011

Feature Article: I Thought I Could Get a Crystal Ball in Amsterdam By Matt Richards, CA Technologies There I was, walking through the antiques market, the flower market, and the flea market in Amsterdam, and I figured, of all places, I would find a crystal ball.  I would be able to see the future.  Sadly, there was no crystal ball.  Lots of other curios, but no ball.  But, then Verizon acquired Terremark last week, and it got me thinking.  Who needs a crystal ball? Read the full article. Cloud News Verizon purchased Terremark late last week. In this blog entry, Forrester’s Jam... (more)