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Public vs. private cloud computing: Which fits your enterprise needs?

Grazed from TechTarget.  Author: Laura Smith.

Enterprises are using public cloud services and starting to experiment with private cloud computing to capitalize on time-to-market and efficiency gains. This development has prompted IT executives to focus on investments and strategy around two service delivery approaches.

By now, most enterprises have begun to use some form of Software as a Service, such as email or customer relationship management, according to Drue Reeves, a vice president and research director at Burton Group in Midvale, Utah.

"They're already doing that, and are rapidly interested in Infrastructure as a Service, which is the fastest-growing segment of the market," Reeves said.

Trend Micro encryption SaaS aims at cloud security mark

Grazed from TechTarget.  Author: Editorial Staff.

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' No Way to Approach Cloud Computing

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author:  Ann All.

I'm not a fan of "don't ask, don't tell" policies, in the military or anywhere else. Which is why I was so disturbed to see one particular response from some 50 CIOs and IT leaders participating in a Diamond Management & Technology Consultants survey on cloud computing.

 

How VMware Plans to Control the Cloud

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Gary Orenstein.

One area where VMware did not disappoint this week is breadth of vision. In just a handful of years, the company has gone from the defacto hypervisor provider to an all-encompassing software infrastructure vendor for virtualization and cloud computing. Even for someone watching the industry, the volume of announcements can be overwhelming.

VMware breaks down the product set into three layers: infrastructure, application platforms and end-user computing. With an eye on understanding specific products, here’s what I saw this week:

What We’re Reading About the Cloud on Sept. 1

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.

Salesforce Integrates Jigsaw — Refining Contact Data

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Ben Kepes.

'Patently Absurd' Lawsuits Proliferate Among Web Firms

Grazed from Internet Evolution.  Author: Sean Gallagher.

Between Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL)’s patent suit against Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) and Paul Allen’s lawsuit against everyone, it feels as if we’ve just bounced back to 2003.

Paying the Cloud Computing Tab

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author:  Michael Vizard.

As we move toward this whole notion of paying for IT as a service, one of the things that most IT organizations are overlooking is exactly how the billing process will be handled.


Many IT service providers have cobbled together their own billing applications and there is no real visibility into how billing is managed.

Software-as-a-service security applications 'employed by many'

Grazed from Experian QAS.  Author:   Neil Hill.

Many companies are employing software-as-a-service security applications without being fully aware of the fact.

Writing for PC World, columnist Andreas Antonopoulos explained that several organisations are using technologies such as antispam and antivirus on their messaging systems.

He said many companies are not fully aware that these are software-as-a-service offerings but are benefiting from them nevertheless.

Mr Antonopoulos noted that this form of security outsourcing is growing by around 12 per cent on an annual basis.

VMware Rolls Out Do-It-Yourself Cloud Building

Grazed from eWeek.  Author:  Chris Preimesberger.