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Amazon EC2 customers who have purchased more EC2 reserved instances than they
need can now sell those instances to other EC2 customers in Amazon’s new
marketplace, according to this GigaOM article. The reserved instances are
purchased with 1 to 3 year commitments and this new marketplace now offers
customers a way to sell their unused instances when demand changes. In this
GigaOM blog, Dr. James Mitchell details his beta test of the new marketplace.
Lenovo, the world’s second largest PC maker, has purchased cloud computing
software company Stoneware, according to The Seattle Times article.
Stoneware, which has cloud solutions for the government and education
industry, will help Lenovo connect its smartphones, tablets... (more)
The Innovative CIO!
The Innovative CIO: How IT Leaders Can Drive Business Transformation – the
new book from Andi Mann and George Watt
The contributors to the Forrester Cloud Playbook have put together a list of
the top 10 cloud predictions for 2013, according to this Forbes article. The
analysts predict that we’ll see some of the following trends next year:
Cloud and mobile will become one, we’ll stop equating cloud with AWS, and
we’ll finally stop saying – “everything is going cloud.”
VMware and EMC announced their plans to create a new business unit, the
Pivotal Ini... (more)
TechViews: Sonic moves to cloud to utilize big data, Major roadblocks to
mobile enterprise apps, Social media natives will change your business
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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)