December 26, 2012 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

December 26, 2012 by Diana Nolting

Appearing each Wednesday, this Cloud News Report will compile our top three favorite cloud news stories from the past week.                                    

Enterprises See Clear Advantage of Cloud Computing and BYOD Combo

Two of the hottest topics of 2012 come together in Fernanda Aspe’s SearchCloudComputing article.  Aspe uses a question-and-answer format to discuss not only BYOD and cloud, but also the impact the two trends have together.  How does one create a BYOD-compatible cloud strategy and mobile security are both two of the questions covered in this article.

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The Cloud Isn’t Always Cheaper – And That’s Okay

This InfoWorld article by Matt Prigge takes the benefit of cloud way beyond cost savings that may or may not occur.  He argues that companies that shift to the cloud exclusively to save money aren’t seeing the bigger picture.  The bigger picture, he argues, is the capability, data durability and overall reliability cloud can offer.

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Cloud Computing: Best and Worst News of 2012

Full disclosure, Bluelock is mentioned in this article.  While we usually try and shy away from including Bluelock’s clippings in our weekly Cloud New Reports, this article was too good not to pass on.  In this Information Week piece, Charles Babcock outlines both the setback and the wins in cloud computing for this past year.  Setbacks included outages, VM snooping and cloud pricing ambiguity.  The wins included more providers and cloud server types available, price wars bringing down storage costs and telecom providing reliable backups.  Each win and setback’s detailed description helps to position this article as the perfect cliff-notes cloud happenings in 2012.

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