Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending March 20th

March 20, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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

Why VMware’s Hybrid Cloud Announcement Could be a Big Deal

There were a lot of news stories that came out in the past week that covered VMware’s announcement of their new stand-alone public cloud offering. This particular CIO story covered their take on why the announcement could be a “big deal” in the IaaS space and what it could mean for the landscape. Brandon Butler’s Network World article notes the potential for consistency across platforms could be a draw for some wanting an ideal hybrid cloud strategy.

Read more on Butler’s thoughts about the VMware announcement…


Privacy Protection for Documents Stored in the Cloud Gets DoJ Nod

Think back to technology in 1986 and compare it to today’s technology. In 1986 IBM unveiled the first laptop computer. That is also the year Congress passed the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), which is the basis of the laws we still operate with today. Understanding the amount of technological advancement that has occurred in the past 27 years, the tech world is happy to hear that Congress is planning the act’s first major overhaul right now. This article covers the Department of Justice’s endorsement, the tech community’s thoughts and what is being considered to change.

Find out what revisions are being considered…                


Hybrid cloud architecture is goal for IT in public-private debate

This Q&A with BMC Software CTO Kia Behnia was featured in TechTarget’s Modern Infrastructure. In the interview, the 30-year software veteran covers his thoughts on the role of hybrid cloud in the future, what enterprises are actually implementing right now and what changes he expects in the future.

Read the interview now…