Zenny's Cloud Links #60 - Gartner Trends, Intel & Open Source, DevOps

Every Friday we like to highlight some of our favorite posts on IT Operations, Cloud Computing, DevOps, Virtualization and anything else that grabbed our attention over the week. Here are some great articles from the week of June 4th that are worth taking a look at. Enjoy and have a fantastic weekend!

Is OpenStack the new Linux? by Oliver Rist | InfoWorld

Or is this open source 'cloud operating system' just a launching pad for a million new cloud businesses? Either way, the excitement is contagious.

Gartner: Top 10 emerging infrastructure trends by Ellen Messmer | NetworkWorld

Gartner kicked off its Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit here today with a "top 10" list of the most significant emerging trends that will impact data centers and information technology used by businesses and government from now into the next four or five years.

How Amazon exposed its guts: The History of AWS's EC2 by Jack Clark | ZDNet UK

In 2006 Amazon's chief Jeff Bezos took the stage at MIT's Emerging Technologies conference to talk about two cloud computing products the company had announced and the ambitions the company had for them.

Intel says open source fundamental to its cloud growth - Essential to the Intel egosystem for microservers by Mike Magee | TechEye

Intel, through its subsidiary McAfee and with other companies like Symantec and Microsoft are working to create ubiquitous encryption. In a cloud environment data centers need securing and better than the best of class enterprise security. The system has to be open, and based on standards. Intel believes it’s in a good position to secure the environment from phones to the largest clouds, together with its partners.

Cloud Adoption Hurdles: Maturing, But Not Grown Up Yet by Todd Nielsen | Wired Cloudline

I have been speaking recently with cloud executives from HPDell, and other cloud providers. I have been asking what they see as the hurdles to cloud expansion. These are the hurdles that each of them feels they must leap to achieve the market share they want.

4 Things To Know About Virtual Private Clouds by CloudTweaks

A virtual private cloud (referred to as simply private cloud from here on) is a happy marriage between traditional enterprise IT and cloud computing. Unlike public cloud implementations, the hosted services in a private cloud are behind a corporate firewall. The enterprise has more control over its data and applications in this kind of setup.

Public Cloud Computing: Which vendor is your best bet? by Gery Menegaz | ZDNet

When people think of Cloud Computing, the service that most readily comes to mind is Infrastructure.  Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) refers to the infrastructure, storage and network services that are available from most cloud vendors.

How I Learned Not to Fear Amazon Cloud Lock-in by Andreas Chatzakis | Newvem

Following Max B. post on KnowYourCloud and based on questions received at AWS Usergroup meetups I realized that there is a reasonable (but sometimes exaggerated) concern about the level of lock-in to AWS. In this article we will try to put the problem in the right perspective and explain the practical lock-in considerations for the various services of Amazon’s cloud.

The problems with devops in a job title by Spike Morelli | Spikelab

Have you recently changed your job title to include the word devops in it? What were you reasons? Has it given the results you hoped for? It’s been a while since I posted about why devops makes sense in a job title and a few weeks and a few discussions later I have a some thoughts that you might find useful if you decide to go down the same path.

DevOps Eye for the Analytics Guy by MarginHound

We may not be deploying cloud servers at the drop of a hat, but the analytics community can take a few lessons from our friends in the DevOps movement. DevOps, short for Developer Operations, has grown around the art of scripting and automating the process of setting up your infrastructure (servers, databases, etc.).

Cloud IT And Business Alignment: Building An Enterprise Services Architecture For Innovation, Speed and Agility by Rafat Shaheen | Rackspace Blog

Enterprise IT is under great pressure to decrease cost, increase agility and improve speed of delivery. At the same time, IT is presented with a unique opportunity to achieve better alignment with business, which is truly transformational. Undoubtedly, virtualization, as a horizontal technology, has helped datacenters reduce operational costs.

HP Expands Converged Cloud Portfolio with New Services by Justin Lee | Web Host Industry Review

Technology giant HP announced on Monday it has expanded its Converged Cloud portfolio with new offerings that extend the power of the cloud across infrastructure, applications and information, enabling enterprises to accelerate innovation and enhance agility.

The right way to transform your business via the cloud by David Linthicum | InfoWorld

The No. 1 question I get: What's the best approach to transform my enterprise to gain the benefits of cloud computing? The answer depends on so many factors that having one right answer is impossible. As much as we might wish otherwise, there is no one-size-fits-all approach.

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