Friday is here! And what a week it’s been, from IBM’s acquisition of Softlayer, to Microsoft’s increased presence in the public cloud fight, to AWS and the government, and much more. If we missed anything good this week, please send it our way on Twitter @CloudGathering.
Also, Logicworks will be at next week’s CloudExpo in NYC. Gathering Clouds will also be present talking to some cool cloud folks about what’s most exciting at the event. Stop by the Logicworks booth and say hi!
Simon Sharwood details OpenStack’s bravado in the face of shifting sands via Dell and IBM.
John Humphreys asks if Microsfot is winning the public cloud wars.
John Rath details how cloud storage is the new hot investment area in cloud with the recent $25 million infusion to Panzura.
Barb Darrow sees mini AWS instances for government work.
Bill Kleyman reports on how cloud computing is driving data center automation.
Christian Verstraete shares 5 use cases to think through your journey to cloud.
Patrick Lo thinks cloud computing is about to get way personal
David Linthicum also thinks cloud is shrinking the data center.
Sean Ludwig details the big MSP news of the week with IBM’s acquisition of Softlayer.
Eric Lundquist thinks Microsoft is doing a good job getting up to speed in the cloud market.
Chris Preimesberger dissects QuinStreet’s survey of Private and Hybrid cloud deployments.
CIO.com details IT’s committal to cloud.
Salman UI Haq explores the standards of public and private cloud migration.
Bloomberg and Nicole Henderson at the WHIR report on Logicworks’ announcement of its newly launched Managed AWS service.
By Jake Gardner