Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending in July 30

July 29, 2014 by Megan Gish

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

For cloud success, it’s important to know all you can about available cloud computing services and deployment models. And if you don’t have time to quiz yourself about everything cloud, you should partner with companies that can provide cloud insights you deserve.

Continue reading for your weekly Bluelock cloud news:

The Evolution of Backup and Disaster Recovery

In this Help Net Security article, Mirko Zorz interviews Amanda Strassle, IT Senior Director of Data Center Service Delivery at Seagate Technology regarding enterprise backup issues and cloud’s role. Amanda said, “We are finding that cloud-based backup and recovery solutions allow a growing enterprise data center like ours to adapt quickly because we are able to make use of cloud elasticity.”

See how cloud can help shape IT’s approach to backup and disaster recovery >>

Must-Know: Cloud Computing Services and Deployment Models

In this eight-part series, Market Realist gives an in-depth look at the various cloud services (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS) and their typical deployment model (public cloud, private cloud, community cloud, and hybrid cloud). This comprehensive articles gives you an overview of what you need to know and answers questions such as, why public cloud is being adopted more by enterprises and why hybrid cloud is considered the future of cloud computing.

Fill in the blanks of your cloud computing knowledge with this series >>

Private Cloud Holding Federal Agencies Back from Potential Savings

Homeland Security Today analyzed a MeriTalk survey underwritten by AT&T that found nearly three out of four federal agencies use one or more cloud models. However, most graded their agencies a C or lower on making cloud a priority. AT&T Government Solutions Vice President-Technology Chris Smith said, “While cloud computing delivers a variety of efficiencies, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ cloud solution. Every organization has its own unique mission, security requirements, data sensitivities, and operational parameters.”

Take a closer look at results from the survey and federal agencies’ cloud adoption >>

What articles have you read this week? Share your cloud news in the comments below.