Friday, April 8, 2011

WOLF Weekly Cloud Sum-up, April 08, 2011

In India, we have just entered a new financial year and the cloud computing party seems to be getting bigger & better. Today we bring to you another set of exciting weekly sum up of happenings around the cloud.

Infonetics Research, a major research firm has revealed that Cloud and SaaS based security offerings are bringing big bucks for the MSPs. The revenue has jumped 12 percent and is expected to grow multiple times over the next five years which may be close to 62 percent as analyzed by Jeff Wilson, a research analyst in Infonetics. Also the security spending in virtualized environments is on the rise. According to the firm, companies expect to spend an average of 51 percent more on security for virtualized environments in 2012 than they did in 2010. More

Here are some of the top picks of the Cloud week:

Cloud Computing, Like Open Source, Is Not Just Puff

Similar to open source software, there has been a hype, hope and trepidation around cloud computing in the enterprise. But it is quite hard to believe that cloud computing is headed towards a crash. Owing to a close relationship between open source software and cloud computing both may benefit from each other.

Cloud Computing Standards: Too Many, Doing Too Little

Cloud computing from its inception had been fighting to get a proper definition and now there are multiple competing standards available for users to choose from, but there is not much chance of moving around them. James Stalen, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research said, "It's not that there aren't any standards [for cloud computing], it's that everyone has one and there are already some in place that cover the same ground".

Top 5 Cloud security questions for CIOs

Not all applications are necessarily appropriate for moving to the cloud, especially when it comes to security. CIOs should carefully consider the following five security questions:
  1. How big is your organization?
  2. What cloud environment are you looking to adopt?
  3. What are the security regulations and requirements you must work within?
  4. What are the risks and threats of your cloud strategy?
  5. Are you using best practice?
On the Same Day as Dell, IBM Also Announces a Big Cloud Computing Push

On the same day that Dell announced plans to spend $1 billion to build 10 new data centers, IBM is announcing a brand new cloud service called “Smartcloud” that it hopes will help bring in $5 billion in new revenue by 2015. Now that is a cloud computing party!

With more enterprises venturing into the cloud stay tuned for more sum-ups on in the forthcoming weeks.

Appreciate if you can add more to this list and help our readers to keep in touch with the Cloud...

Santanu Das
Marketing Evangelist, WOLF Frameworks

NOTE: The views expressed above are purely personal and for informational purposes only. WOLF FRAMEWORKS INDIA PVT. LTD. MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THIS SUMMARY. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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