November 14, 2012 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

November 14, 2012 by Diana Nolting

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

When to use cloud platforms vs. dedicated servers

This ITWorld article takes a very helpful approach to anyone who’s stuck between “a rock and a cloud place” when trying to decide what the future will bring; the rock being a dedicated service, and the cloud place being jumping in to cloud computing.  In this piece Matthew Mombrea, software engineer and founder of Cypress North (an Internet solutions company), seeks to help startups make the initial decision for where to place their workloads.  He details the pros and cons of both and helps to identify key areas to consider.  Overall, it's an incredibly helpful article to reference when looking toward the future of your new business.

To read the full article, click here.

DRaaS definitions you need to know

Disaster recovery as a service is all the rage right now in cloud, and for good reason.  It’s an important component of your cloud computing strategy.  This SearchCloudComputing article by Rebecca Wetzel does a great job of breaking down the different terms related to DRaaS and how all the pieces fit together.  Wetzel covers RPO, RTO, hot and cold backups and geographic diversity in this short “toolkit” article that will be an immediate help to anyone just starting their DRaaS research process.

Learn more about DRaaS in the full article here.  (Requires free registration) 

VMware’s Micro Cloud Foundry Updated

In this Darryl Taft eweek article, Taft details the recent announcement of VMware’s Micro Cloud Foundry which provides a full version of VMware’s Cloud Foundry PaaS run in a single VM. Taft states that the new product is popular among developers who use the product to test cloud apps in a smaller space before launching easily in any Cloud Foundry-based cloud when it is ready for deployment.

To read more about this new product, click here.