Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending November 6th

November 6, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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


If were running on a true cloud, it’d be much better off

Regardless of your politics, it’s hard to ignore the very real infrastructure problems the nation’s website has had since it’s launch. In this ITworld article by Nancy Gohring, she takes a look at the website and ponders the benefits a truly cloud-hosted solution would have on the site, and would have had on the launch. Those benefits include scalability and automation of increased provisioning.

Read more about why the cloud may have been a better option >> 


Best- and Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Stocks, Oct. 28 to Nov.1 and Year-to-Date

We’re nearing the end of 2013, and there have been a lot of changes over the past 10 months.  Some companies have gone under, others have been acquired, and still others are tearing down a path of innovation.  In this Forbes article Louis Columbus takes a look at how those changes have played out in the stock market. He lists out the best performing cloud stocks in the past week, and long-term in 2013 as a whole.

Find out who the big winners and losers were this year >> 


Cloud Channel Summit: 5 Partner Trends to Watch

In this Talkin’ Cloud article, Joe Panettieri takes a look at the trends and themes of late for distributors, telecoms and cloud service providers. A promotional post for the Cloud Channel summit that occurred on November 4th, this article does a good job of compiling some interesting new conversations going on in the space. Among the top, he mentions PaaS for partners, cloud aggregation tools and IaaS profit margins.

Find out what these vendors are talking about in the space >>