November 28, 2012 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

November 28, 2012 by Diana Nolting

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

10 Cloud Computing Pioneers  

In this InformationWeek article, Charles Babcock identifies ten innovators who helped to rewrite the rules of technology with cloud.  The list includes well-known Amazon names like Werner Vogels, Chris Pinkham and other non-Amazon individuals like Randy Bias and Jonathan Bryce.  Who would you put on your own top ten cloud innovators list?  

To read the full list, click here.           


The Cloud is Robin Hood: it is bridging the gap between rich and poor

The immediate business benefits of cloud are often touted by cloud supporters, but could cloud also be benefitting the world as a whole by increasing access to cheap data storage and processors?  A University of San Diego study says it is.  In this VentureBeat article Christina Farr breaks down the study and likens the cloud to Robin Hood, enabling people in low-and middle-income brackets access to broadband, servers and other tools to enter the global economy.  An interesting article summing up an even more interesting report.

To read the summary of the report in this article, click here.

To read the full University of San Diego report, Unlocking the Benefits of Cloud Computing for Emerging Economics, click here.             


Controlling skyrocketing costs of cloud computing  

Runaway costs are often cited as a concern in going to the cloud.  This SearchCloudComputing article addresses those concerns not by saying they won’t happen, but rather by evaluating and assessing various cost management tools.  This article is a good overview of options available and the costs associated with the tools to manage your cloud costs a great primer for your internal discussions.

To find out what else you should consider when evaluating costs, click here.