What’s Next for Cloud Computing in the Financial Services Industry? by Open Data Center Alliance
"Most banks today are utilizing private clouds in some manner, but the wealth of possibilities for expanded private cloud use and integration of public and hybrid clouds into key areas aren’t yet fully recognized. Assignment of cloud-based resources depends on a company’s needs, and also on the capabilities of the available cloud resources. Information security and performance are two dimensions that rule out a certain set of our applications from moving externally right now, but many others can find operating cost reductions today."
The 25 Most Influential People Tweeting About Cloud Computing by Amilia Agathou
"In 2009, cloud computing went mainstream to become one of the biggest tech buzzwords of the year 2010. “Take it to the cloud!” has become a popular motto for large enterprises, small businesses and start ups. Cloud computing services exist along a spectrum from open public to closed private. Gartner expects all large enterprises will have a dynamic sourcing team in place by 2012 that is responsible for ongoing cloudsourcing decisions and management."
Data Center Feng Shui: Architecting for Predictable Performance by Lori MacVittie
"After all, if cloud and virtualization and auto-scaling can provide such efficiency of operation for applications, enabling consistent performance and better control over the operationally consistency of scaling out and down on-demand, it makes sense that the same could be true for the network. Thus it is no surprise that some vendors are moving to offer virtual network appliances (VNAs) for what has traditionally been hardware-only network components such as routers and switches."