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

March 13, 2014 by Megan Gish

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

Not only is the cloud computing solution evolving, but also there are new players in the cloud market. As the industry changes, it’s important to identify business practices to evaluate and strengthen internal and vendor relationships. Experts weigh in on the best way to navigate these changes and provide public cloud diaries giving business situations and challenges that were solved through implementing a public cloud solution.

Read the latest industry insight in our cloud news report: 

The Foundation of Clouds: Intelligent Abstraction

Technology changes daily and subsequently it can be difficult to have all skillsets needed to stay relevant in today’s IT landscape. That’s why Chris Poelker summed up all the elements that make up cloud computing into an easy-to-remember term: intelligent abstraction (IA). He goes on to say intelligent abstraction helps to re-define how information and data center infrastructures are managed.

Get a closer look at how IT can apply the concept of intelligent abstraction >>

Startup Digital Ocean Lands $37M to Take on Amazon in the Cloud

Brandon Butler from Network World highlights Digital Ocean, a startup created by a group of executives with previous experience in a data center hosting company. The company offers public cloud-based, multi-tenant virtual machines and storage that customers pay for on a per-use basis. He says the company has a simple go-to market strategy: Digital Ocean wants to be the simplest IaaS to use on the market.

See how Digital Ocean aims to become a big name in the public cloud market >>

Dear Abby: Some Relationship Advice

In this Dear Abby article by Jeffrey Ton, SVP of Corporate Connectivity and Chief Information Office for Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, he looks at changes impacting CIO and IT leadership. He says there’s no “easy button” when it comes to solving the SaaS dilemma and recommends businesses focus on the relationship with vendors and strengthening internal relations.

Take a look at the significant impact SaaS and other “aaS”’s have on business >>

Businesses' relationship with cloud computing is changing, what conversations have you heard within your own company?