The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week.
Sears Turning Old Department Stores Into Data Centers
One of the most ingenious ideas when it comes to making lemonade out of lemons, Sears recently announced its unused retail store spaces will begin to be converted into datacenters in order to make use of the large, unused square footage and help the company climb out of recent losses from their core business. In this Fast Company article Anya Kamenetz explains the company’s plan as well as where their first datacenter will be located.
Has the Cloud Stepped Out of Infancy?
They grow up so fast.
In this CloudTweaks article a recent survey commissioned by CA Technologies is detailed as proclaiming the US cloud market as matured. That proclamation comes with the staggering statistic that 98% of respondents said cloud is not only delivering on the promise of saving money and speeding time to-market, but exceeding it, according to Sourya Biswas’ article.
How Intel Improved its Business Agility Using the Cloud
Intel has a robust cloud infrastructure with 80% of new services being deployed by within the cloud. They were one of the leading tech companies to use the cloud to transform their business and now, five years after it began its cloud journey, they’re an excellent case study on how to do it right. This Information Week article by Srikanth RP covers their story in detail from their Design Grid Computing environment in 2006 to today where they have over 75% of their office and enterprise datacenter virtualized.