Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending in May 7

May 8, 2014 by Megan Gish

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

This week, we’ve been reading more on converged infrastructure and what it means for the market, plus the benefits of a hybrid cloud solution. Read the latest industry insight in our cloud news report:

5 Reasons Why Google Can Catch Amazon in the Cloud

In this ComputerWorld article, Sharon Gaudin takes a look at analyst predictions for Google’s growth in the cloud market as they position themselves to seriously compete with Amazon. She identifies five reasons why this prediction could come true, such as “Google has the name and deep pockets.”

Read the #1 reason why Google could overtake Amazon in the cloud >>

Converged Infrastructure and the Cloud

BizTech highlights converged infrastructure (CI) as uniquely suited for cloud operations and identifies that “with a solid CI to work from, any cloud configuration is possible.” John Breeden II goes on to say, “a cloud-based CI solution allows an organization to easily reduce the resources it uses, if extra capacity isn’t needed or used.”

See how CI is empowering companies to take the leap into cloud >>

Hybrid Cloud Can Break Down Datacenter Silos

InformationWeek identifies the current landscape of hybrid clouds and what needs to be done to make them more effective for organizations. Co-founder and CEO of Blueock partner Zerto Ziv Kedem goes on to say, “the hybrid cloud is interesting to IT departments and CIOs because it allows for cost reduction, cloud bursting, server migrations, disaster recovery, and data portability.”

Find out how an underlying cloud fabric could break down datacenter silos >>

As you’re browsing the web, what cloud computing articles and industry insight have caught your attention this week? Please share in the comments below.