In case you missed it, here's some of the most insightful, informative and occasionally funny commentary on the cloud this week:
Best Cloud Tweets Ever (This Week)
Best Cloud Blog Posts Ever (This Week)
Let the Cloud-to-Cloud Sniping Begin, by David Linthicum
"First, the facts for those in the enterprise looking at the cloud to solve real business problems: SaaS systems don't have to use virtualization to be secure; in many instances, virtualization is not only unnecessary but also counterproductive. The architecture and enabling technology, such as virtualization, depends on what type of cloud you're building. There is no mandatory technology checklist."
Pop! Cloud Computing Bubble Bursts, by Eric Savitz
"Murphy, who had downgraded a variety of enterprise software stocks in mid September, notes that the “fast money” had piled into cloud computing plays, due in no small part to the insane bidding war for 3Par, which convinced many on the Street that there was big money to be had from a consolidation in enterprise software and storage." [NOTE: We don't agree with this assessment, but it's an important development to be aware of.]
The Cloud Issue You Really Can't Ignore, by Frank Hayes
"So here's something worth thinking about: How much of what's in your data center is ready for the cloud? How much of it will have to be reconfigured, rebuilt or re-architected before you'll be able to move it up to the cloud?"