Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending in August 20

August 19, 2014 by Megan Gish

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week. 

Cloud computing can mean different things to different people—and businesses. However, the best cloud provider will work with you to have unique cloud services that fit your applications and workloads needs. That’s why we found the following three articles so interesting for this week’s Cloud News Report; they highlight, “the cloud is for everyone, but not for everything” and that it’s the people behind cloud that you should pay attention to.

Forrester: Top 10 Facts about Private Cloud

In this article, Lauren Nelson highlights ten facts provided by Forrester that allows tech management leaders to maximize their private cloud value. One fact is that one environment does not fit all workloads. “Enterprises are no longer asking whether they should leverage public or private cloud as an all-or-nothing proposition.” Instead they’re asking when a specific application aligns to the best cloud deployment model.

Read all ten facts to maximize your private cloud value >>

Choosing A Cloud Provider? Follow the Happy Employees 

There are many different important factors to consider when choosing a cloud provider—the nature of their technology and support during the process are a big one. However, David Linthicum suggests you look at employee satisfaction numbers as a guide to cloud success. He says, “I can get an idea of what the culture is really like, which is an indicator of how well they are building and deploying their cloud tech.”

See why satisfied employees make a better cloud for your business >>

The Cloud is for Everyone, But Not for Everything

In this Talkin’ Cloud article, Stuart Selbst draws on his experience as a business consultant to managed services providers to show that the cloud can help small, medium, and large companies alike. That being said, each of those companies will have different cloud needs and cloud-based applications. He recommends, “Developing a understanding of the requirements of their most used applications and the bandwidth needed for them to make the move [to cloud].”

Take a closer look at the need for cloud-based applications >>

What type of characteristics do you look for when searching for a cloud provider?