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Feature Article The first 200 servers are the easy part: private cloud advice and why IT won’t lose jobs to the cloud By Jay Fry, CA Technologies The recent CIO.com webcast that featured James Staten of Forrester Research and Bert Armijo of CA Technologies and offered some glimpses into the state of private clouds in large enterprises at the moment. I heard both pragmatism and some good, old-fashioned optimism -- even when the topic turned to the impact of cloud computing on IT jobs. Read the full article for some highlights worth passing on, including a few juicy quotes (which are always fun). Cloud News At Gartner Symposium last week, Gartner analyst Darryl Plummer talked about the need for cloud brokers, which would serve as an intermediary to facilitate transactions with cloud vendors, helping to reduce risk and providing SLAs. This ZDNet article says that Gartn... (more)

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Download our iPhone app New: Download the This Week in Cloud iPhone app. Now it’s even easier to get your weekly cloud news and perspectives. Cloud News HP is planning to launch a mega cloud service to rival Amazon Web Services offerings. The new offerings will combine PaaS, IaaS and SaaS and will provide a full array of platforms, infrastructure and applications along with professional services, according to this Channelnomics article. This blog in the New York Times offers more detail on the service offerings, which are scheduled to launch within 2 months. Microsoft’s post morte... (more)

VCs Spend $6.9 Billion on Cloud Startups

Watch CloudViews Unplugged Watch the latest edition of CloudViews Unplugged – a monthly video blog analyzing the top cloud news stories. Cloud News VMware introduced Accelerate Advisory Services, a set of IT benchmarking services focused on helping CIOs get more out of the investments they are making in virtualization and cloud computing. VMware recently acquired assets from Info Tech Health Check, an analytics vendor with IT performance metrics that span 20 industries and 4 geographical regions. Read more in this CRN article. This Wired article reviews Google’s recently launche... (more)

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Cloud Commons introduces This Week in Cloud – a concise, insightful, and thought-provoking newsletter that will keep you current on cloud computing. Each edition features top news stories, upcoming industry events, and market perspectives that will provide valuable insight for both new initiates and cloud computing veterans. This Week in Cloud can be found on the Cloud Commons website or you can register to receive the newsletter via email. About Cloud Commons Cloud Commons is an independent online community of IT professionals, analysts, technology providers, and industry experts... (more)

Enomaly SpotCloud, Microsoft Hyper-V Partners

Featured on Cloud Commons Are You Ready to Provide a Private Cloud? Featuring James Staten, Forrester Research Join Forrester VP & Principal Analyst James Staten as he explains the latest challenges, myths, trends and emerging best practices for businesses seeking to reap the benefits of private cloud computing. In addition, hear recent success stories and “how they did it” as Mr. Staten shares his insights in this webcast created especially for the Cloud Commons community. Watch the webcast. Cloud News Enomaly launched SpotCloud, a clearinghouse for cloud computing, as a way for... (more)