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Clouducation: Interesting reads for August 22-26

It's Friday, y'all and you know what that means! Here's your "clouducation" for this week, enjoy!


As Steve Jobs Steps Down, Linux Turns 20: Which chaned the World More?

What do you think, Jobs or Linux? 


Cloud Computing Forecast to Grow Massively

"Taiwan's Institute for Information Industry (III) predicted that the global cloud computing market will grow US$42B by 2014 from US$12.3B market in 2009, with a compound annual growth rate of 27.7 percent" 

Forecast for the Auto Industry: Dense Cloud Coverage 

From  Michael Kogeler "Utilizing the power of the cloud can help car manufacturers become more flexible and adaptable to market demands, and in particular, can help them cost-effectively optimize their supply chans for sudden and something unexpected growth. For the automative sector, cloud computing may be the signal of a brighter future on the horizon" 

2011 Cloud & IT Disaster Recovery Statistics  

"A recent survey conducted by the Aberdeen Group uncovered the IT disaster recovery trends of a range of companies using cloud computing for data storage, backup and recovery. Comparing cloud users and non-cloud users, they fund that mid-sized companies ($50 million to $1billion of yearly revenue) were the largest group to adopt the cloud for data storage, accounting for 48 percent of cloud users surveyed. Small companies (uder $50 million of yearly revenue) were next at 38 percent and large companies (above $1 billion of yearly revenue) came in last at only 26 percents" 

Telcos Have No Choice but to Look at Cloud-Based Billing 

"As the overall economy becomes more uncertain, subscription-based billing is one area where certainty and predictability are taking hold- the question is whether it will be entireley welcome."

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Kim Truong is a product-marketing manger at where she is responsible for marketing efforts including launches, marketing programs and campaigns. Prior to joining, Kim managed global campaigns marketing at Coverity and was part of the IT Security and Compliance marketing team at Symantec. In her spare time, Kim enjoys spending time with her half German Shepard and Chihuahua dog, Jack! She loves traveling, shopping, exploring new restaurants, and finding time to blog about her experiences.
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Citrix supports the open source community via developer support and evangeslism. We have a number of developers and evangelists that participate actively in the open source community in Apache Cloudstack, OpenDaylight, Xen Project and XenServer. We also conduct educational activities via the Build A Cloud events held all over the world.