Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending April 10th

April 11, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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

5 Ways to avoid costly cloud surprises

This comprehensive InformationWeek article from Charles Babcock identifies critical areas where cloud users might not be as knowledgeable as they should be. Babcock quotes the CEO of Cloudability Mat Ellis’s findings, which analyze cloud spending of 6,000 companies. Based on those findings, Ellis identified five steps to avoid cost surprises in cloud.

Find out what those five steps are by reading the full article »


Top 10 Women in Cloud to Watch


CloudTimes featured this list of the top 10 women in cloud to watch courtesy of CloudNOW. CloudNOW’s list is unique to other typical top 10 lists because they aim to highlight women behind the scenes, in technical roles, who have contributed significantly to the industry. This edition of the list highlights directors, partners and VPs from companies like HP Cloud Services, PwC and Gartner.

Find out more about CloudNOW and their list of the Top 10 Women in Cloud to Watch »


Wireless is the ‘energy monster’ of cloud computing: Experts


This ZDNet Australia article details recent findings from the Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET), which states that the biggest culprit of energy consumption in the cloud ecosystem is the equipment that facilitates wireless access to the cloud. The ZDNet articles goes on to quote CEET as saying the wireless access networks technology, including w-fi and 4G LGE, is expected to account for 90% of wireless cloud energy consumption by 2015, noting that end-user wireless device consumption is negligible. Datacenters are expected to make up 9% of that same category.

Read more about CEET’s findings on energy consumption »