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Clouducation: Interesting reads for November 1-4

Cloud enthusiast!

Before I dive into our interesting reads for this week, I would like to inform you that the CloudStack team will be attending Cloud Expo Conference next week! If you're in the area next week and would like to attend the show, you can, FOR FREE!

Attend the show as our VIP guest, participate in our sessions and visit us at booth 514! We will have a live demo of our latest version of Cloudstack, product experts to answer your quetsions and a bunch of CloudStack goodies at our booth! We would love to meet you!

Here are your interesting reads, enjoy!

Rise of cloud computing has complicated the security landsccape 

“More than four out of ten respondents report that their organisation uses cloud computing. Of these, 69pc for software-as-a-service, 47pc for infrastructure-as-a-service and 33pc for platform-as-a-service.”

Why OpenStack will falter

History has shown that when an open source project is dealing with a valuable layer of the software stack, that project has tended to be controlled by a single vendor that can directly make money from the project. (The term "value" represents the differentiation that can be monetized.) Although multiple implementations or distributions may result from the project, a single vendor becomes the dominant provider in the space.”

Study: IT’s Future Lies With Cloud Computing

"Cloud Computing, security and the mobile space hold the most growth potential in the coming years, according to IT professionals surveyed by tech staffing firm Modis"

In the Open Source Cloud Race, Support Will Differentiate the Players

Open source cloud computing solutions are proliferating, as businesses and organizations demand flexible solutions for deploying public and private cloud applications. Among these solutions, OpenStack remains one of the highest profile examples, with vendors ranging from Hewlett-Packard to Dell to Citrix supporting it.”

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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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Guest Saturday, 19 July 2014


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.