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Cloud Providers vs. Cloud Consumers – Survey results point to impending security standoff By Matthew Gardiner CA Technologies and the Ponemon Institute recently released the results of the second part of our two-part cloud security survey. The first survey focused on the security views of cloud consumers; this survey focuses on the security perspectives of cloud providers. Taken together the two surveys provide a stark contrast of the state of cloud security. To put it plainly, cloud providers and cloud consumers do not currently agree when it comes to security.  One of Ponemon's more provocative conclusions is that, "...the focus on cost and speed [by cloud providers] and not on security or data protection creates a security hole." Read the full article. Cloud News Amazon Web Services released a detailed post-mortem on its recent outages, which were caused by a con... (more)

US Government Saves $5.5B From Cloud

Watch CloudViews Unplugged Watch the latest edition of CloudViews Unplugged – a monthly video blog analyzing the top cloud news stories. Cloud News A recent study revealed that the government is saving around $5.5 billion a year since the shift to cloud, according to this CRN article. The study was created from interviews with 108 federal IT managers and CIOs and was published by MeriTalk Cloud Computing Exchange. The study also found that if they had been more aggressive in cloud adoption, the government could have saved $12 billion. The cloud storage wars are heating up with G... (more)

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Red Hat Acquires Makara, Cisco Acquires LineSider, and More…

Feature Article As cloud computing changes IT roles, which IT jobs are on the ‘endangered species list’? By Jay Fry, CA Technologies During my recent Cloud Expo presentation titled ‘How Cloud Computing is Changing the Role of IT and What You Can Do About IT,’ I took the opportunity to ask the audience which IT job titles were or were not going to exist any longer as a result of cloud computing. There was no shortage of opinions. Here’s a summary of the presentation I gave, plus a few comments from the audience thrown in for color. Read the full article. Cloud News Red Hat is a... (more)

This Week in Cloud, January 27, 2011: Amazon enters the PaaS market, 11 factors to consider for cloud ROI, 5 cloud success stories, 5 Twitter lists to follow. And More…

Feature Article Is Business Ready for Cloud? You Bet!   By George Watt, CA Technologies  Even with recent announcements and case studies documenting the value and potential of cloud computing, there is still much discussion about whether business and IT leaders are ready to take concrete steps to adopt it.  Here are three reasons why cloud computing is more than just hype, and how cloud computing is improving the delivery of business services. Read the full article.  Cloud News With its Elastic Beanstalk service, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is moving into the PaaS service space, w... (more)