December 5, 2012 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

December 5, 2012 by Diana Nolting

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

Private Cloud Does Not Bring Full Benefits of Cloud Computing, says AWS

There were a lot of events happening on the western side of the United States last week, and Amazon’s user conference “Amazon re: Invent” was one of them.  At the conference AWS struck a blow to those exclusively using private cloud by arguing they weren’t achieving the full benefits.  In this ComputerWeekly article Archana Venkatraman recaps their argument.

To read the full article, click here.


A CFO’s five-point cloud deployment checklist

There are a lot of buyer’s guides and checklists that are available for anyone looking to purchase cloud.  This checklist goes beyond the technical specs identifies five non-technical considerations that your CFO or buyer should consider.  Service risks, outage plans and SLAs rank among the top five items to consider.

To review this list, click here.


CloudBeat 2012: Lessons Learned

In addition to Amazon and Gartner’s events in Las Vegas last week, VentureBeat hosted top execs at their CloudBeat conference in Redwood Shores, California.  This CloudTimes articles showcases the top takeaways from that event.  Topics covered include big data, security and SaaS.

To read this recap, click here.