November 7, 2012 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

November 7, 2012 by Diana Nolting

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

Security: On-premise or in the cloud?

For anyone suffering from a post-election debate withdrawals, click over to NetworkWorld’s tech debate section where they’re taking on the question of security and where it functions best. 

On the side of on-premise is Dell SonicWALL Product Marketing Manager Daniel Ayoub.  His argument focuses on network security being best on-premise due to the need to control the flow of data into and out of their networks.  On the side of cloud security, VP of Products at CloudPassage Rand Wacker argues that cloud-delivered security services can scale and react faster than traditional static deployments. 

Where do you land on this debate?  Read both sides to find out more


5 ways to profit from your cloud

You’ve heard about the agility and scalability that cloud can bring you, but this VentureBeat article argues that you can have more than agility and scalability in the cloud, you can actually achieve a higher profit and margin by leveraging your cloud resources. Zev Laderman outlines five ways analytics can contribute to the bottom line in this article, which could help the business case for cloud as you evaluate your 2013 cloud plans.

To read more about how you can achieve this efficiency, click here


The Opportunities and Losses Caused by Cloud Computing in Disaster Recovery  

An interesting look at how varying levels of cloud for disaster recovery, specifically with the impact of the US Northeast’s most recent weather disaster and the impact on the business.  The article remains very high level, though I’m sure we can expect to see more case studies and use cases in the coming months after cleanup is complete. 

To read the full article, click here.