Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending May 15th

May 15, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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


Why IT is Struggling to Build Private Clouds

This comprehensive Information Week article by Charles Babcock, with Chris Murphy, does a fantastic job of covering the landscape of private cloud options, their strongpoints and their liabilities. Babcock explains not only the impact of Amazon, VMware and Hyper-V technological capabilities, but also explains what OpenStack’s intentions were, and where the realities place it today. This article is a must-read for anyone who has, or is working on, a private cloud.

Read more about private cloud considerations.


New Cloud Computing Accelerator Program Announced

Cloud can be a learning process. A new program in Ireland at Dublin City University is seeking to make that learning experience easier.  DCU announced a program that will  help guide and train over 2,000 organizations on how to assess and implement cloud services to increase agility and efficiency. DUC and five partners have joined together to create the program which will include additional advising to 500 small and medium Irish businesses.

Find out more about the program and its goals.


Cloud computing modernizes education in China

Big changes are coming to the educational vertical in Zhuji, Zhejiang, China as provider 3Tcloud prepares to implement the country’s biggest education cloud project to increase resources while cutting costs. The project will place 6,000 computers in 118 schools. All the hardware is supported by 28 blade servers and a 60TB HDD storage in the city’s information center. The end goal is to replace all legacy PCs currently in schools and cut software and hardware maintenance costs.

Read more about how the company is planning to increase the project to 30,000 computers by 2015.