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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 Google’s entry into the market. Google announced Google Drive last week and since then, competing services, such as Dropbox and Microsoft SkyDrive, have announced additional features to draw customers to their service, according to this eWeek article. VMware hypervisor source code was released... (more)

This Week in Cloud, June 21, 2012: Cloud failures cost $70m, CERN: EU laws slow adoption, Gartner’s 10 IT trends. And more…

Watch CloudViews Unplugged Watch the June edition of CloudViews Unplugged – a monthly video blog analyzing the top cloud news stories. Cloud News Cloud failures may have cost upward of $70 million since 2007, according to this PCWorld article. The International Working Group on Cloud Resiliency (IWGCR) revealed that cloud outages of 13 well-known cloud services in the last five years resulted in an availability rate of 99.9% which is well below the expected reliability rate for mission-critical applications, which should be 99.999%. The Researchers at the European Organisation fo... (more)

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This Week in Cloud on the go! Download the This Week in Cloud iPhone app. Now it’s even easier to get your weekly cloud news and perspectives. Cloud News A majority of companies reported that they are adding new types of skills and roles to their IT departments to handle their growing cloud requirements, according to this Forbes article. The data comes from a recent CompTIA survey which revealed the current skills that are in demand include private cloud developers and administrators, cloud architects, departmental liaisons, integration specialists, and compliance specialists. VM... (more)

This Week in Cloud, October 12, 2012: IBM & AT&T’s cloud offering, CIO survey reveal cloud growth, Cloud cartoon caption contest. And more…

Watch CloudViews Unplugged! Watch the October episode of CloudViews Unplugged – a monthly video blog analyzing the top cloud news stories. Cloud News IBM and AT&T are teaming up to deliver new cloud services over private networks, according to this ComputerWorld article. As part of the new offering, customers will have access to IBM’s cloud resources over AT&T’s virtual private network, which the companies claim will result in improved security. A recent survey reveals that companies are seeing mostly positive results from adopting cloud technology, according to this Forbes.com a... (more)

This Week in Cloud, February 7, 2013: Dell’s cloud strategy, Netflix to open-source more of the Simian Army, Big year for big data. And more…

Join the Cloud Community! Join the Cloud Commons group on Smart Enterprise to stay up-to-date on the latest cloud news, videos, blogs, and events. Cloud News Dell has been taken out of the public trading space in a buyout by Michael Dell, Silver Lake, and Microsoft, according to this Talkin’ Cloud article. The article offers predictions on what may happen to Dell’s cloud business, which could include a greater focus on Office 365. Netflix told developers this week that they should expect to see more of the Simian Army open-sourced, according to this GigaOM article. The Simian Army ... (more)