Cloud Storage: AWS vs Azure vs Google vs SoftLayer

In taking a strategic approach to choosing their cloud infrastructure, enterprise are opting for a mix of public and private clouds to ensure that they are using the most appropriate clouds for their workloads and applications.http://www.rightscale.com/blog/cloud-management-best-practices/cloud-storage-aws-vs-azure-vs-google-vs-softlayer

Shadow IT: Embrace Reality – Detect and Secure the Cloud Tools Your Employees Use

Cloud tools such as Dropbox, Google Docs, private email, social media and other sharing services create problems for employers. On one hand they allow employees to work across multiple locations without expensive collaboration tools.http://www.thewhir.com/blog/shadow-it-embrace-reality-detect-and-secure-the-cloud-tools-your-employees-use

RightScale’s State of the Multi-Cloud Looks Good

There are a lot of barometers of cloud adoption these days, and one that we look forward to seeing each year is the RightScale 2016 State of the Cloud Report. RightScale, an Equinix partner, surveys over 1,000 large enterprises and small and medium (SMB) businesses about their moves into the cloud.https://blog.equinix.com/blog/2016/03/29/rightscales-state-of-the-multi-cloud-looks-good/

Microsoft explains which cloud security problems are your problem

Microsoft has issued guidelines about Azure security that spell out when a problem is your problem and when a problem is Microsoft’s problem. Two documents explain Redmond’s approach to problem-solving.http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/04/15/cloud_problems_are_no_problem_when_you_know_your_problems_and_microsofts_problems/

Walmart Labs CTO: How OpenStack Can Prevent Cloud Lock-in

When it comes to deployments of OpenStack, few, if any, are larger than Walmart’s. Next week, at the Open Stack Summit 2016 in Austin Texas, retail giant Walmart will detail how the company scales a single OpenStack region to 400 compute nodes that can host over 30,000 virtual machines.http://thenewstack.io/walmart-labs-cto-openstack-can-prevent-cloud-lock/