|By CloudCommons 2012||
|August 31, 2012 02:30 AM EDT||
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Andrew R. Jassy, the head of Amazon Web Services, believes that Amazon’s cloud services can be as big, if not bigger, than its retail business, according to this New York Times article. The article reported that Amazon currently has over 600 AWS related job openings posted on their website.
A recent IDC study predicts that the Indian cloud computing market will grow 70% this year to reach $909 million, according to this The Hindu Business Line article. From 2013-2016, IDC predicts that the Indian cloud market will grow 50% per year.
American consumers still don’t understand cloud computing, according to a recent Citrix survey. Only 16% of the 1,000 people surveyed correctly identified the definition of “the cloud,” according to this ZDNet article.
VMware announced the vCloud Suite at the VMworld conference in San Franscico this week, according to this InformationWeek article. vCloud Suite is a combination of vCloud Director and VMware’s virtualization products.
Big data is one of the most hyped terms in the market today. The first Big Data Hype Cycle helps enterprises develop strategies to address the growing business need for insight from datasets of increasing volume, velocity and variety. You can read the full report compliment of Cloud Commons on Smart Enterprise.
By Denise Dubie, CA Technologies
U.S. government cuts costs, speeds services and better satisfies customers.
We're all familiar with the myriad jokes about slow-moving government agencies with antiquated processes and outdated systems, but this isn't your parent's federal government. Vivek Kundra, CIO of the U.S. government, laid out in the Cloud First initiative a series of steps government agencies should take when creating new services or provisioning technologies that enterprise companies would be wise to follow.
"It used to be that in the 1960s, the best technology was in the government, then there's a huge shift in the ‘80s where that moved to the enterprise, so some of the greatest technology was in the enterprise," Kundra says. Read the full article.
Is Big Data overhyped? Join us on Thursday, August 30th at 3 PM ET for a #CloudViews tweet chat on Big Data. You can preview the questions on Smart Enterprise.
What are the 8 essential skills that enterprises need for cloud computing? In this Forbes.com blog, Joe McKendrick proposes the following: business and financial skills, technical skills, enterprise architecture and business needs analysis, project management skills, contract and vendor negotiations, security and compliance, data integration and analysis skills, and mobile app development and management.
Can companies drive the cloud? In this Smart Enterprise blog, Trevor Williamson compares his experience as a young car enthusiast to today’s businesses that are interested in the cloud in order to examine the difference between being cloud capable and cloud functional.
What happens when your cloud provider shuts off the lights for good? In this TheHostingNews blog, Tavis J. Hampton describes how customers can protect their data if their cloud provider goes under.
Despite a difficult market, many MSPs are continuing to innovate, grow, and increase profits. In this MSPmentor blog, Joe Panettieri reveals the MSPs that made the latest Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing U.S. companies.
How should MSPs deal with the challenges of BYOD and cloud computing? In this MSPnews blog, Laura Stotler discusses the importance of security services as virtualization, BYOD, and cloud computing continue to grow in popularity.