Cloud Link Roundup #12: Private Clouds, IP Traffic, IaaS, Cloud Trends

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!


Private Clouds for Dev-Test: Solving the Struggle Between IT and Dev

"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."

Looking forward or backward? Cloud makes you decide what IT wants to be known for

"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?"

Public Cloud/Private Cloud – A Redux

"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."

Getting Private Cloud Right Takes Unconventional Thinking

"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."

When Black Boxes Fail: Amazon, Cloud and the Need to Know

"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…"

IP Traffic to Quadruple by 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]

"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…)"

Cloud Economics: Deciding to Build vs. Buy

"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."

10 Trends in Cloud Computing

"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...




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