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

September 1, 2010 Off By Hoofer
Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.

VMworld is still going on but we’re going to let some other news into the roundup today with a few stories about the future of data centers and the job opportunities in the cloud. There’s also a post on the difficulties of choosing to program for scaling out vs. up.

Exploring a Healthy Cloud-Computing Job Market (From CNET) There’s no denying that cloud computing skills are in high demand, but it seems to be cloud providers doing the most hiring. However, businesses are increasingly seeking cloud talent across all platforms.

VMware Has More of the Market than IDC Figures Show (From InformationWeek) I think it’s safe to say that the pro-VMware stance in this article is justified. VMware almost certainly has the most large customers, and it’s present in nearly every multi-hypervisor environment

The Demise of the Corporate Data Center (From Wall Street & Technology) As more banking units move to colocation, the remaining units must bear more costs to keep the data center running, and that’s not sustainable. The author knows his stuff, so this prediction has credence.

Dell Hocks Its New Modular Data Center (From PC World) Dell’s hyper/web/cloudscale DCS unit is driving business, so why not start pushing containerized data centers targeting the same customers?

Scale-out vs. Scale-up (From Nati Shalom’s Blog) Nati Shalom explains the hows and whys of distributed development. What’s interesting is the assertion that choosing between scale-up vs. scale-out isn’t easy, so you have to program with both in mind.