ProfitBricks Weekly Cloud Computing News Roundup: Issue 8

Here is the latest edition of ProfitBricks’ weekly roundup of news, content and conversations about Cloud Computing.

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ProfitBricks to Exhibit at #Interop 2014 Las Vegas – Get Free/Discounted Admission
ProfitBricks Blog   Posted: February 6, 2014
Summary: As an exhibitor at Interop and the co-located Cloud Connect Summit, ProfitBricks is pleased to offer you a free exhibit pass and/or 20% off a conference pass.

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Image courtesy of Flickr user doctorserone

Has Linux Conquered the Cloud? 
LinuxInsider   Posted: February 14, 2014
Summary: Linux shows signs that it is the go-to cloud platform.

How the cloud has transformed IT management
IT Pro Portal   Posted: February 14, 2014
Summary: The cloud is transforming IT management, whether organisations are building their own private cloud infrastructures or moving their data and apps onto external public cloud networks.

Cloud Computing and the Ever-Changing IT Infrastructure
Business2Community   Posted: February 14, 2014
Summary: The cloud has quickly become a necessary element towards remaining competitive. Here are a few reasons why.

Beware the data centre behind your cloud
TechRadar   Posted: February 15, 2014
Summary: Check connectivity, power, security – A data center health check

It’s a Love-Hate Relationship: Why it’s Still Important to Keep Data Secure in the Cloud
TechZone 360   Posted: February 14, 2014
Summary: The rush to follow trends such as mobile and cloud without a robust security strategy can leave a company open to breaches and heartache like a middle school dance. Here are five best practices that help re-asses the approach to cloud security and reap the beneficial rewards.

Jumping over the Cloud barriers
Gadget   Posted: February 17, 2014
Summary: It’s easy to see why there is so much interest among companies to learn more about how they can benefit from cloud as it brings great promise for IT organizations to meet increasingly demanding business and operational objectives.

Cloud Computing Saves Organizations Money on IT Spending
eWeek   Posted: February 17, 2014
Summary: Organizations fully utilizing cloud computing save on average more than 15 percent in IT spending, whether measured as a percentage of revenue or on a per-user basis, according to a report from Computer Economics.

5 Tech Trends That Will Change How People Conduct Business This Year
Tech Cocktail   Posted: February 17, 2014
Summary: Technology is evolving faster than ever; let’s see where we’re going over the next year.

Infographic: Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations
CloudTweaks   Posted: February 17, 2014
Summary: Cool infographic looking at some of the world’s most most unusual data center locations.

Why data-as-a-service has taken off so fast
InfoWorld   Posted: February 18. 2014
Summary: With advantages so huge and services so singularly and smartly focused, cloud adoption is a no-brainer for most.

Can cloud computing overcome its crisis of confidence?
The Guardian   Posted: February 18, 2014
Summary: NSA revelations and other privacy breaches have damaged trust in cloud services, but there are ways to restore it.

How to become a cloud computing leader
ZDNet   Posted: February 18, 2014
Summary: Enterprise cloud efforts are begging for leadership. Time to step in and fill the void.

Is networking infrastructure the Achilles’ heel of cloud computing?
SearchCloudComputing   Posted: February 18, 2014
Summary: The real Achilles’ heel of cloud computing is that many in IT fail to consider the deeper challenges of building a reliable network and only unearth network problems after a migration has been completed.

The Data Center as Mainframe
ITBusinessEdge   Posted: February 18. 2014
Summary: If the network is the new PC, then the data center is the new “mainframe.

Enterprise cloud spending to triple by 2017 : New markets emerge for software, analytics
Silicon Angle   Posted: February 18, 2014
Summary: Research firm IHS Technology predicts that the market for “online storage, computing, analytics and provisioning services” will be worth $174.2 billion by the end of the year, a 20 percent increase from $145.2 in 2013.

5 Myths of Cloud Computing
The Next Web   Posted: February 19, 2014
Summary: Before you rush in building the justification for moving to a cloud application on cost and speed of implementation grounds, pause and take a few moments to really think through the implications.

Cloud computing? The news is all good
CMO  Posted: February 20, 2014
Summary: A survey of 542 organisations in the US and Europe that have been using various types of cloud services for at least a year has found multiple pluses and very few minuses.

Demand for Linux Skills Rises with Cloud Computing
ComputerWorld   Posted: February 20, 2014
Summary: Demand for people with Linux skills is increasing, a trend that appears to follow a shift in server sales.

Contrary to Popular Belief, Cloud Computing a Boon for Professional IT Jobs
Smart Data Collective   Posted: February 20, 2014
Summary: Moving to the cloud has freed up companies’ own IT staffs to spend more time on projects with a greater direct impact on the success of the businesses.

How cloud computing can help future-proof your business
The Guardian   Posted: February 20, 2014
Summary: The agility of cloud infrastructure reduces the cost of business failure enabling entrepreneurs to re-invent their business models.

Time to consider if cloud is better, not just cheaper
CRN   Posted: February 20, 2014
Summary: Study has cast doubt on the commonplace cost argument for cloud. Chris Gonsalves reports.