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This Week in Cloud on the go! Download the This Week in Cloud iPhone app. Now it’s even easier to get your weekly cloud news and perspectives. Cloud News A majority of companies reported that they are adding new types of skills and roles to their IT departments to handle their growing cloud requirements, according to this Forbes article. The data comes from a recent CompTIA survey which revealed the current skills that are in demand include private cloud developers and administrators, cloud architects, departmental liaisons, integration specialists, and compliance specialists. VMWare has acquired Nicira, a privately held company known for its software defined networking technology for $1.26 billion, according to this TechCrunch article. Nicira's open-source software creates a layer of abstraction between servers and networking gear, and allows for virtualized pools of... (more)

This Week in Cloud, January 27, 2011: Amazon enters the PaaS market, 11 factors to consider for cloud ROI, 5 cloud success stories, 5 Twitter lists to follow. And More…

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, w... (more)

This Week in Cloud, May 5, 2011: AWS post-mortem, Forrester on cloud economics and planning for hybrid cloud, are we heading toward a cloud security standoff? And more…

Feature article Cloud Providers vs. Cloud Consumers – Survey results point to impending security standoff By Matthew Gardiner CA Technologies and the Ponemon Institute recently released the results of the second part of our two-part cloud security survey. The first survey focused on the security views of cloud consumers; this survey focuses on the security perspectives of cloud providers. Taken together the two surveys provide a stark contrast of the state of cloud security.  To put it plainly, cloud providers and cloud consumers do not currently agree when it comes to security.... (more)

This Week in Cloud, October 20, 2011: Gartner report: 9 contractual terms to reduce risk in cloud contracts, IBM SmartCloud and acquisition of Platform Computing, News from VMworld Copenhagen, Symantec VIP Intelligent Authentication, Cloud cannibalism: is

Featured on Cloud Commons IT Procurement Best Practice - Nine Contractual Terms to Reduce Risk in Cloud Contracts When it comes to cloud contract negotiations and SLAs, certain terms can often be unclear or overlooked. This Gartner report (available free of charge on Cloud Commons) defines the nine key terms that you should be aware of to help your organization recover damages and help prevent against potential threats that could have a serious impact on your business. Cloud News IBM made a number of cloud announcements, including introducing IBM SmartCloud Application Services, ... (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)