Every Friday we like to highlight some of our favorite posts on Cloud Computing, service orientated infrastructure, DevOps, and anything else that grabbed our attention over the week. Here are eight great articles from the week of May 23rd that are worth taking a look at. Enjoy!
"When designing solutions for the cloud, it is imperative that you test your production environment’s real operating performance and not rely on the specifications provided by the cloud provider."
"On May 26 CDW announced the results of its first Cloud Computing Tracking Poll, an assessment of current and future cloud computing use in business, government, healthcare and education...top cloud adopters included large businesses (37 percent) and higher education (34 percent) followed by the healthcare industry (30 percent)."
"It was just a matter of time before someone commercialized the open-source OpenStack cloud-computing software, and Citrix today became that someone with the launch of Project Olympus."
"The issue about cloud is not just at the technology level, it’s about the reshaping of business and new business opportunities."
"The second half of the [cloud computing] revolution is about bringing automation to daily operations and ensuring that one's cloud offers on-demand resource access, application scalability and elasticity, and a generalized resource pool available as needed."
"For those how did not get a chance to go through all the announcements at Google I/O here is a summary of my Top 10 picks from the event. All of these are developer focused and do not necessarily cover all the market related aspects."
"If you spend much time at a computer, you've probably noticed that they put out some serious heat. The huge computers that run data centers for companies like Google put out even more heat, which makes cooling the facility typically an even larger expense than the hardware inside it or even the property itself."
"As the more entrepreneurial among us are likely already aware, it’s National Inventors Month in the United States. In light of that...I thought it would be interesting to make a Data Center wish list."