Dispatches from Cloud Connect 2012: AWS under attack

Amazon, the market leader, plays at the infrastructure level. But there was a lot of talk at Cloud Connect about Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings, where cloud folks think the real action will ultimately lie. The company will soon have to address these shifts as well as trends on the enterprise side around security, control and transparency that are pushing many organizations toward the private cloud.

Zynga CTO talks up Z Cloud 2.0, shift away from Amazon

Game giant Zynga is weaning itself from Amazon’s infrastructure as it moves the bulk of its workloads onto its internal Z Cloud infrastructure. Zynga’s CTO said the company has optimized Z Cloud for its games, so it is more efficient than the public cloud provider.