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Clouducation: Interesting reads for Sept 5-9

Here are your interesting reads for this week! Enjoy! 


Microsoft’s Cloud Briefly Evaporates, leaves up to 365 million users without access for four hours


HP Opens Private Beta Test Bed for Cloud Services 

HP is capitalizing on its membership of the OpenStack community to competet wtih Amazon Web Services. HP has launched a private beta of cloud compute and Cloud Object Storage, based on the OpenStack framework. When the services emerge from beta, they will be in direct competitiion with Amazon Web Services (AWS). HP cloud compute is equivalent to Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) and offers the ability for customers to deploy or scale compute infrastucture instances on demand. 


The state of the Mobile Cloud According to Cisco

A new survey from Cisco's consulting group has some suprising conclusions. They looked at 1000 businesses users this past spring to understand the interaction between their mobile devices and how they interact with various cloud-based services. Here's one of the five conclusions from thier survey. 

"Business users will demand a unified cloud experience to access both kinds of content from their devices. This makes sense. Cisco predicts that businesses smartphone growth will drive more mobile cloud app apoption."


Private Cloud Competition Intensifies


OpenStack continues to grow, but over the past week, product updates and acquisitions from Citrix, Eucalyptus, Red Hat and VMware signify that the competition to become the dominant private cloud provider and win over the enterprise also intensifies. Each of these solutions has features that meet a customer’s needs. 

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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.