Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending April 24th

April 24, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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

GE Pivotal Announcement: Rewriting Rules of Big Data and Internet of Things

Today’s announcement of the launch of Pivotal’s enterprise PaaS offering has generated a lot of talk. Even more talk, though, was generated with today’s announcement of GE’s $105million investment in Pivotal. In this Silicon Angle article Dave Vellante explains what he believes GE’s investment will mean to the fledgling company, and some exciting Big Data things we can expect to see in the future from this collaboration.
Read about the three investment angles for GE »

Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols: The CIA and the Cloud

What would you say to the CIA if they told you they were partnering with Amazon to host their secrets in the cloud? According to this Computerworld opinion piece by Steven J Vaughn-Nichols, that’s close to what’s happening. The CIA has reportedly partnered with Amazon to build a private cloud infrastructure. Vaughn-Nichols reports the CIA started moving to cloud-based computing in 2009 when it saw the cloud as more secure than conventional IT systems. The benefits to the CIA of using cloud are similar to any other business; they can save money by hosting private clouds within Amazon’s U.S. east datacenter as opposed to on-premise.
Learn what the CIA considers before moving to cloud »

Why Cloud Computing is Accelerating in the Enterprise

Cloudwashing has reached nearly epidemic proportions according to this Cloud Business Review article. Despite that, however, author Dawn Altnam points out specific areas that don’t threaten virtualization, but rather complement it. The three areas include backups, disaster recovery and bursting.
Learn how backups, DR, and bursting complement virtualization »