GovCloud IaaS Open for Business !!

Grazed from Forbes.  Author: Kevin L. Jackson.

July 1, 2011 marks the start of a new era for Federal information technology. That’s the day that the Federal Community Cloud officially opened for business.  With a characteristic low key change on the Apps.gov website, GSA Infrastructure-as-a-Service BPA was opened for ordering. This heralds the awarding of Authority to Operate (ATO) approval for the following vendors:

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Turning infrastructures into platforms

Grazed from Cloud Pro.  Author: Simon Bisson.

Clouds need to be portable, if only to give you the ability to change service provider at the end of a contract or if your current host consistently fails to meet agreed SLAs. If you're running a private cloud in your own datacenter, portability allows you to take advantage of burst patterns, expanding into hosted services as and when business demands require additional compute capacity.

Oracle Announces IaaS Cloud Platform

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Ainsley Jones.

Red Hat Launches IaaS, PaaS Cloud Offerings

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.

Red Hat Debuts CloudForms and OpenShift for Cloud Deployment

Grazed from ServerWatch.  Author:  Sean Michael Kerner.

How to reduce the risk of cloud service failure

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author:  Stephanie Overby.

VMware Launches Open Source Cloud Foundry

Grazed from Server Watch.  Author: Sean Michael Kerner.

Incapsula Launches Cloud-Based Web App Firewall

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.

How Swiss Import CloudSigma Plans to Compete in IaaS

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.

SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS: A security checklist for cloud models

Grazed from CSOOnline.  Author: Mark O'Neill.

How does security apply to Cloud Computing? In this article, we address this question by listing the five top security challenges for Cloud Computing, and examine some of the solutions to ensure secure Cloud Computing.