Best of Cloud Computing Technology from 2011

This year marked huge accomplishments for the progression of Cloud computing. From introducing Intel’s Cloud Vision 2015 to celebrating Open Data Center Alliance’s one year anniversary, it was a huge year for Cloud. As we approach a new year, let’s reminisce on all of the biggest and most popular topics that surrounded Cloud computing in 2011.

We Read:

Usage Models and Technology by Billy Cox

Facebook + Open Data Center Alliance: What’s not to love (Or should I say like)? By Raejeanne Skillern

Cloud Computing Strategy: It’s all for Naught if the Dogs Won’t Eat by Bob Deutsche

Hybrid cloud – Are you Ready? By Billy Cox

Intel IT’s cloud road map challenges and solutions ahead by Ajay Chandramouly

Is Virtualization the “foundation” to cloud computing? By Jake Smith

Fundamental Truths of Enterprise Cloud Strategy by Bob Deutsche

How to effectively manage identity in a cloud environment by Bruno Domingues

We Watched:

In Intel’s Cloud Vision 2015, Intel and its partners explain how they are working to develop cloud computing infrastructure and architecture to meet increasing requirements of cloud. With Cloud vision 2015, Intel describes plans to take the data center to the next level and delivering secure, energy efficient hardware and services to move the cloud for the next four years.

Deciding to move to the cloud can be a difficult process. Save hours reading the documentation and learn if configuring a private cloud is the right thing to do to manage your resources by watching Intel Cloud Builders Reference Architecture: How to Configure the Cloud. This video features a thematic animation with technical tips and live configuration samples.

We Listened:

In our chip chat on Open Data Center Usage Models with Raejeanne Skillern, we talked about how the developments of cloud computing and data center technology advancements make open standards a necessity.

We also heard from Intel’s Alan Priestley, Cloud Director for EMEA, as he discussed cloud security and the importance of building trust from Client to Cloud.

As we start the new year, we look forward to what’s to come for Cloud computing!  What are your predictions? Let us know what you think the future holds for cloud computing, and comment below!

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