ProfitBricks Weekly Cloud Computing News Roundup: Issue 16

Here is the latest edition of ProfitBricks’ weekly roundup of news, content and conversations about Cloud Computing.

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Seven deadly DevOps strategy sins and how to avoid them Posted: April 18, 2014
Summary: Jumping headlong into a DevOps strategy without understanding the common pitfalls and mistakes is like climbing a mountain without any gear. Here are seven deadly sins associated with DevOps: the failures that plague a DevOps strategy and transformational initiatives in enterprise environments.

Deliberations on DevOps
O’Reilly Blog Posted: April 18, 2014
Summary: Report from the DevOps Conference

Photo courtesy of Flickr User fishywang

Photo courtesy of Flickr User fishywang

Moore’s law gives way to Bezos’s law
GigaOM Posted: April 19, 2014
Summary: Moore’s law gives way to Bezos’s law

Diving into Big Data : Data lakes vs. data streams
Silicon Angle Posted: April 18, 2014
Summary: Data lakes and data streams are becoming common analogies in the discussion around analytics and potential enterprise big data strategies. While both lakes and streams have their individual characteristics and are each important to the overall ecosystem. The question is not whether one should exist in favor of the other; both provide benefits but the key is in understanding how to best utilize each for the optimum outcome.

Make your enterprise invaluable to an IaaS provider Posted: Apriol 18, 2014
Summary: Costs can change, forcing yesterday’s hero CIO who moved these workloads to cloud having to explain why the dev-and-test environment costs are now skyrocketing.

Is Big Data A Potential Distraction?
Forbes Posted: April 19, 2014
Summary: Many studies report that upwards of 50-60% of executives say that their firms are weak or struggling when it comes to capturing, analyzing and using the vast volumes of customer data that is within their reach. Given these reports, could ‘Big Data’ be a distraction to many firms, particularly when it is labelled a ‘strategic priority’?

Even SMEs need big data
The Telegraph Posted: April 21, 2014
Summary: Failing to jump aboard the Big Data train will leave businesses in the dust of newer, smarter start-ups.

The Frightening Perils and Amazing Benefits of Big Data
LinkedIn Today Posted: April 21, 2014
Summary: there is no doubt that data analytics will one day help to improve health care and crime detection, design better products, and improve traffic patterns and agricultural yields. My concern is about how we will one day use all the data we are gathering—and the skeletons it will uncover.

Leveraging the Cloud: Where to Start?
MSP Mentor Posted: April 22, 2014
Summary: There are many paths to the cloud, from wholesale infrastructure outsourcing (IaaS) to targeted Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. However, the path of least resistance – and greatest value – may be backup and disaster recovery (BDR).

Building a predictive model for cloud IT adoption
ZDNet Posted: April 22, 2013
Summary: ZDNet’s David Gewirtz introduces a model that is able to provide IT organizations with the ability to quickly see which of their applications would best fit SaaS (software-as-a-service), PaaS (platform-as-a-service), or IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service).

Cloud Is Just As Secure (Or Insecure) As Traditional On-Premises Systems
Forbes Posted: April 22, 2014
Summary: cloud applications and data may be no more vulnerable than traditional systems.

High Performance Cloud Computing Networks – [Infographic]
ProfitBricks Blog Posted: April 23, 2014
Summary: Great infographic that presents a timeline comparing the respective histories, user advantages and specific use cases of Ethernet and InfiniBand.

Cloud sprawl: how best to manage your cloud instances
CloudPro Posted: April 22, 2014
Summary: The advantage of cloud is that anyone can fire it up- but that’s its disadvantage too. How can you deal with all the cloud workloads?

SMB Customers Turn to Cloud for Increased Agility, Competitiveness
Channel Partners Online Posted: April 22, 2014
Summary: A new study of SMB customers by Techaisle suggests that cloud computing has become a strategic platform for small and midsize (SMBs) customers, not just a tactical tool used for saving a few bucks.

DevOps: Ingredients For The Best Recipe
Information Week Posted: April 22, 2014
Summary: Here’s what one company learned by using the DevOps methodology to create a sense of shared responsibility across teams.

Is this the cloud computing end game?
ITWorld Canada Posted: April 23, 2014
Summary: What would IT look like if everything was in the cloud?

The DevOps Difference
Wall Street Journal Posted: April 23, 2014
Summary: Deloitte’s Alejandro Danylyszyn explains how DevOps brings discipline to software development, and discusses the dramatic speed and quality improvements one multinational software company realized by embracing DevOps.

When Big Data Goes Bad
Network World Posted: April 23, 2014
Summary: Not all large data collecting exercises give good results … garbage in, garbage out.

Amazon Cloud IaaS Service servers riddled with vulnerabilities
Help Net Security Posted: April 23, 2014
Summary: An investigation spurred by one of the customers of their security product has lead researchers of security company Bkav to an unexpected discovery: the servers provided by Amazon’s Cloud IaaS Service are riddled with vulnerabilities.

Born-in-the-cloud partners vs. reseller vs. hybrid
SearchIT Channel Posted: April 23, 2014
Summary: “Disrupt yourself.” That was the message from Gartner Vice President and Distinguished Analyst Tiffani Bova to partners at Ingram Micro Cloud Summit 2014.

Three Legs Of Big Data Stool Needed For Success
Forbes Posted: April 23, 2014
Summary: what can be done to successfully capture the big data opportunity before it’s too late? Big data success is built upon the proverbial three-legged stool. Eliminate any one of the unique legs, and the stool falls down.