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Feature Article Is Business Ready for Cloud? You Bet!   By George Watt, CA Technologies  Even with recent announcements and case studies documenting the value and potential of cloud computing, there is still much discussion about whether business and IT leaders are ready to take concrete steps to adopt it.  Here are three reasons why cloud computing is more than just hype, and how cloud computing is improving the delivery of business services. Read the full article.  Cloud News With its Elastic Beanstalk service, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is moving into the PaaS service space, where it will enable developers to deploy and manage apps in the AWS cloud, competing with PaaS providers Google and Salesforce.com. Elastic Beanstalk is available at no extra charge; users pay for the AWS resources they use to run applications, according to this CRN article, which provides m... (more)

This Week in Cloud, May 19, 2011: Ubuntu moves to OpenStack, VMware acquires Shavlik, Lessons from Farmville, The average cost of data center outages. And more…

Feature article Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Cloud: The Evolutionary and Revolutionary Paths By Andi Mann At Cloud Slam '11, I hosted a session with ‘clouderati' luminary @JayFry3 on "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Cloud: Tips for Navigating the Evolutionary and Revolutionary Paths to Cloud."Between bad puns and stretched analogies drawn from the classic Douglas Adams ‘The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' (aka ‘HG2G') 6-book ‘trilogy', Jay and I presented two alternative (albeit complementary) routes to deploying private cloud. I presented an evolutionary path to cloud computing -- ... (more)

This Week in Cloud, February 24, 2011 CEBR: 300,000 new cloud jobs, Kundra’s $20 billion cloud migration, Edison and IT? And more…

Feature Article The 110-year-old light bulb is a little too much like today’s IT By Jay Fry, CA Technologies  Last weekend the San Francisco Chronicle had a big write-up on a crazy fluke of technology: a light bulb that has been working for over a century without burning out. The celebrity bulb hangs from a ceiling, high above a Livermore, Calif., fire department, and has baffled anyone trying to figure out why it is still functioning after 110 years. The curious part about the "centennial bulb" - and the part that strikes me as having some relevance to the IT systems we know a... (more)

This Week in Cloud, November 8, 2012: Netflix releases code for AWS, Google cloud powers agricultural monitoring, Cloud standards and innovation. And more…

Watch CloudViews Unplugged! Watch the CloudViews special edition interview with Marvin Waschke, author of Cloud Standards: Agreements That Hold Together Clouds Cloud News Netflix announced that it has released the code for its Edda tool which allows for rapid querying and reporting on Amazon Web Services resources, according to this GigaOM article. The open source code is now available on Github. Australian scientists are using Google’s cloud to deliver maps, tools, and data about the Australian landscape to land managers, according to this Farm Weekly article. Users will have ac... (more)

This Week in Cloud, December 6, 2012: Cloud predictions for 2013, EMC & VMware’s new business unit, 1 in 5 employees use Dropbox. And more…

The Innovative CIO! The Innovative CIO: How IT Leaders Can Drive Business Transformation – the new book from Andi Mann and George Watt Cloud News 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)