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Clouducation: Interesting reads for August 29- Sept 2

Long weekend ahead! Here's your interesting reads for this week! Have a great weekend everyone! 

 

Adrian Cockcroft’s Blog: I come to use clouds, not to build them….

There are really two separate threads of development in cloud architectures, the one I care about is how to build applications on top of public cloud infrastructure, the other is about how to build cloud infrastructure itself. 

 

The PC isn’t Dying – it’s just evolving

Declaring the PC to be toasts is indeed a bizarre overreaction – one that says more about the tech pundits eternal love of knee-jerk hyperbole than anything else. Research firm IDC estimates that 361.5M PCs will sell worldwide this year and that the number will increase to 541.5M in 2015. That may not be heady growth, but its’ also no rigor mortis.

 

Microsoft: Our clouds are cheaper than VMware clouds

 

Tight Budget? Look to the “Cloud”

When I joined the Obama administration as the chief information officer, we quickly discovered vast inefficiencies in the $80 billion federal I.T. budget. We also saw an opportunity to increase productivity and save costs by embracing the “cloud computing” revolution: the shift from hardware and software that individuals, businesses and governments buy and then maintain themselves, to low-cost, maintenance-free services that are based on the Internet and run by private companies.” – Vivek Kundra

SalesForce’s Benioff: Cloud is about community, not one leader

From Zdnet.com summary: Salesforce.com’s CEO Marc Benioff reiterated his argument that cloud computing is about building an ecosystem of many partners — not just one company alone at the top.

 

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Kim Truong is a product-marketing manger at Cloud.com/Citrix where she is responsible for marketing efforts including launches, marketing programs and campaigns. Prior to joining Cloud.com, 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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Open@Citrix

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. 

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