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Cloud Strategists See Enterprises Gaining Confidence with Security

August 19, 2013,
Posted By: Phil Cox
Early adopters of the cloud computing model had to fight the perception that no Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider could be as security-conscious as their own organizations. Over the last several years, as public cloud providers have gotten better about communicating their security features, that view has changed, according to the cloud strategists we talked with. For most organizations, the conversation is no longer about "Is cloud secure?" but more appropriately "How do I secure the cloud I'm using?"

Cloud Strategists Weigh In: Top Trends in Cloud Computing

July 25, 2013,
Posted By: Lee Schlesinger
What are the top trends in cloud computing today? We asked some of the cloud professionals in attendance at our recent RightScale Compute conference to share what they considered to be the top trends. We got a wide range of answers, as you might expect from leaders in an industry that is changing rapidly as more cloud technology providers are entering the space and as enterprises are increasingly adopting cloud computing.

Cloud Trend: Enterprises Evolve Their Architectures with HA and DR

July 08, 2013,
Posted By: Lee Schlesinger
Cloud strategists are increasingly seeing the use of cloud computing to promote high availability and permit disaster recovery. We asked several experts for their observations on HA/DR in the cloud. Their answers pointed to an environment where resilience is now being designed in.

Cloud Strategists Say the Future Is Multi-Cloud

July 01, 2013,
Posted By: Lee Schlesinger
A multi-cloud strategy, in which an organization hosts its clouds on multiple vendors’ platforms, can enhance application fault tolerance and availability by offering geographically diverse hosting centers, and gives enterprises the flexibility to leverage the unique strengths of individual cloud providers, including potential cost savings. The days when a multi-cloud strategy was viewed as too complex or too expensive are well behind us, according to several cloud strategists we spoke with during our recent RightScale Compute conference.