Discussion on the state of cloud computing and open source software that helps build, manage, and deliver everything-as-a-service.
Clouducation: Interesting reads for September 12-16
Its been a busy day for us cloudies! We're packing up our stuff and moving them to Citrix! I want to share a couple of pictures, as this will be our last day here at cloud.com.
Happy Friday Y'all and enjoy!
How Cloud Computing Is Changing Data Center Designs and Costs
Woldwide software as a service revenue is on track to surpass the $12 billion level in 2011. Cloud service and infrastructure-related sales have been documented as zooming up the marketing charts at a dizzying clip—up 21 percent in total revenue year over year—according to IT market researcher Gartner.
While cloud computing is seen as a way to cut IT costs, the linings around Amazon, Linode, Rackspace and other providers aren’t always silver. With each added feature, each cloud becomes more proprietary, which in turn adds to the price of egress from that cloud. But that's not the only form of lock-in, according to a new non-profit group that's pushing for open cloud standards.
Cloud Computing: Risk vs. Benefits Part 1
Cloud computing stands where the airplane stood several decades ago – a technology with infinite potential but some obvious drawbacks. Cloud computing, in spite of the buzz around it, is relatively young and obviously, prone to teething problems. There’s no denying problems exist, especially on the issue of securitythe vagueness of cloud computing contractsand lack of standards do not help