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
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)
Leveraging the Cloud to Accelerate IT Renewal
By Vaughan Merlyn, Vaughan Merlyn Consulting
The Convergence of Consumer IT and Business IT
Information and technology are becoming ever more central to what a company
(or government, or any organization) does and how it does it. IT for the
consumer world (think iPhones, iPads, Kindles, Facebook, eBay, and so on) and
IT for the business world are converging. After all, business people are
consumers, their customers are consumers, and how we navigate our personal
lives spills over into our business lives and vice versa. An... (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)
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Amazon launched a low-cost storage service called Amazon Glacier, according
to this TechCrunch article. The latest of Amazon’s cloud services, Amazon
Glacier provides “secure and durable storage for data archiving and
backup,” according to this Amazon Glacier overview.
Massachusetts has been grappling with how to tax cloud computing services and
this month, it has decided on the conditions that make the cloud taxable,
according ... (more)
TechViews: 64% of enterprises planning to deploy big data, Europe’s
love-hate relationship with cloud, 5 latest cloud trends and more!
Gartner: Best Practices to Sync and Streamline DevOps Cycles for Faster IT
Achieving DevOps success requires coordination across different IT department
workflows and poses a challenge for many organizations. In this research
paper, Gartner outlines their four best practices for creating a DevOps
environment and furthering interdepartmental collaboration.
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