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Clouducation: Interesting reads for October 3-7

Here's your weekly dose of cloud news. Enjoy!

Cloud Computing is Changing how Business Work, KPMG finds

Cloud Computing, which businesses began adopting in order to reduce costs, is not starting to change the way companies work, according to a report to be released Monday by accounting firm KPMG International. Four of our five businesses are moving or plan to move some of their computing needs to remote networks known as clouds, according to the survey of more than 900 global companies by KPMG. One in 10 report they are already running core information systems in the cloud.

Symantec: State of the Cloud Survey

The Mountain View, Calif.-headquartered security service developer found that while 75 to 81 percent of respondents are at least discussing forms of cloud computing, 73 percent of respondents have adopted or are adopting some sort of cloud service, with security services leading the way. Organizations are most conflicted about security- rating it both as a top goal and a top concern with oving to the cloud.

I'm not suprised, wondering if this is true for cloudstack community? Comments?

Cloud Computing is the future of networking

Here’s what happens when Heroku goes down

When disaster strikes, such as the 67 hour amazon outage during April, Heroku follows a set of policies designed to get the service back up quickly and to reduce stress on the engineers dealing with the problem. Because the company requires all its engineers, even software engineer to take time on call, Heroku believes that a notification peg must arrive with a link telling the on-call engineer what to do. At that point, the solution should take less than five minutes to solve. Otherwise, the primary on-call person must call in a person who is acting as the “incident commander.”

Opening the Door to Innovation

Oracle’s big boxes are on the wrong side of history

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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.