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 some great articles from the week of May 30th that are worth taking a look at. Enjoy!
"Moving development to the cloud and enabling self-service allows developers and IT to work together more easily, with the end result they're all ultimately looking for: better software that's built, tested and deployed cheaper and faster. It seems the cloud holds the key to ending that age-old struggle once and for all."
"Here are 3 big decisions that I see that cloud computing forces IT to make, all of which add up to one, big, fundamental question: will IT define itself as an organization that looks toward the future or back into the past?"
"While being an advocate and evangelist for all things cloud, and all things public cloud for that matter, I’m also a pragmatist. Private cloud, while not meeting some theoretical utopian ideal, has value and validity and is driving benefits for organizations across the globe. No matter what the puritans might like to think."
"Recent Forrester inquiries from enterprise infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals show that there's still significant confusion between infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) private clouds and server virtualization environments."
"If Amazon’s Availability Zone strategy had worked as advertised its outage would have been non-news. But then again, no one really knows what was advertised…"
"To put context to rising demand of IP over the last several years, we have had to change the unit of measurement several times just to keep up with the growth…. First it we measured traffic in terms of Petabytes… then moved to Exabytes… and now are embarking on Zettabytes…(looking ahead, we’ll eventually start to use the term Yottabyte…)"
"Yes, you've heard enough and are probably tired of all the marketing hype. But the evolving notion surrounding the cloud is shifting the "if" toward "when" you'll be incorporating it into your IT services strategy."
"The growth in public cloud services will start accelerating after 2013 when “hybrid clouds”, which are a mix of legacy operations, private clouds and public clouds will become the accepted way of how to run IT operations."
And a few more honorable mentions from the b-roll...
- VMblog.com Interviews Citrix and Dell on OpenStack
- Citrix Announces IaaS Project Olympus Built on OpenStack
- What Is A Business Cloud Anyway? An Illustrative Story about my car.
- Virtulization – The Engine that Enables Cloud Computing
- Quiz: How Well Do You Speak Cloud?
- 11 Ways Your Peers are Saving Power in the Data Center
- Real-World Financial Services Cloud
- Private Cloud Choices