Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending February 12th

February 12, 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 isn’t the next big thing anymore, but it’s something that is happening now and is continuing to evolve to fulfill the needs of business—SMB and enterprise-alike. Through automation in the cloud, mapping out a DR plan, and answering any cloud resources questions, we’re equipping companies with the information they need to succeed in the cloud.

To arm you even further, take a look at some of the latest news in cloud:

Cloud First: End of the Beginning for Federal Agencies

In 2010 the Cloud-First mandate directed federal agencies to adopt cloud computing in some capacity. The Department of Treasury, GSA, and the U.S. Navy adopted and operated public cloud-based services following this mandate. However, a lot has changed in four years, and agencies are beginning to shift away from Cloud-First and are seriously evaluating using cloud for business and mission objectives.

Read predictions on how the cloud will evolve for federal agencies in the future >>

Making the Enterprise Look More Like the Public Cloud

Innovative thought leaders at key open source-focused industry events identify software’s expanding role in the enterprise. They see an opportunity for companies to use open source to look more like the public cloud. At the OpenStack Enterprise Forum, it was discussed that “this is the year of the cloud and what is going on under the hood is a technology change around the hardware.”

Explore the remaining challenges for open source to achieve their enterprise goal >>

Hollywood Blazes Trail in Hybrid Cloud

Hollywood film and TV production company, DigitalFilm Tree, is using hybrid cloud to foster collaboration among all its partners that develop a TV show or movie. The production company is using both private and public clouds to offer their partners a video streaming and collaboration service.

Find out why hybrid cloud was the best solution >>

We want to know, what cloud articles have you been reading lately?