Dec. 6: What We’re Reading About the Cloud

It truly was a busy day in cloud computing, with Nimbula entering public beta, AWS announcing its DNS service, and Cisco forging a partnership with BMC Software. Also, Lorie MacVittie of F5 Networks adds a great take on why private clouds needn’t compete with public clouds on price, and there’s news that Acadia might be fading into a formal VCE entity.

Expanding the Cloud with DNS – Introducing Amazon Route 53 (From All Things Dsitributed) AWS makes deploying web apps on its infrastructure even more appealing (although, this service isn’t limited to AWS). There have been domain issues with AWS in the past, so I’m guessing this solves them.

Cisco, BMC Forge Cloud Infrastructure Partnership (From ZDNet) Cisco is smart to make all the cloud-software partnerships it can, and one around service providers is a natural fit. I have to wonder how VCE partner VMware feels, though, given its vCloud program.

It’s Called Cloud Computing Not Cheap Computing (From DevCentral) This is an absolutely great defense against claims that private clouds are “fake clouds” or that they’re worse because they can’t match public cloud cost savings.

Goldman Weighs-in on Google’s NYC ‘Data Hotel (From MarketBeat) I’m not sold on what the “strategic benefit” of this acquisition actually is. As Data Center Knowledge pointed out last week, energy costs are inordinately high in NYC, which would caution against a big web farm.

VCE Hiring, as Acadia Fades, Spurs Channel Conflict (From SearchITChannel) What’s most interesting about this article is the apparent view within Cisco and EMC that the Acadia joint venture is confusing, thus the formation of a new VCE company.

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