Welcome back to Friday! There were a lot of great articles circulating the internets this week on cloud. Some of the major themes we have been seeing is a greater focus on open source clouds and their business value, big moves by IBM and VMware, and the increasing cloud integration across SMBs and the enterprise.
Barb Darrow: Comcast looks to OpenStack
Krishnan Subramanian: Cloud architecture and best of breed
David Linthicum: Lacking Data Integration, Cloud Computing Suffers
Alex Williams: IBM is going hard on big data.
Brandon Butler: Marketplaces are the new and best places to find the cloud you are looking for.
Ben Kepes: Box is making some moves to counter Salesforce.
Christian Verstraete: The business value of cloud: Improve Productivity.
Derrick Harris: IO Data Centers has raised $90m for a new approach to the corporate data center.
Joe McKendrick: Fortune 500 CIOs seem happy with cloud computing.
Chris Miller: IBM and AT&T are working together to provide cloud storage for the cellular giant’s global network.
Bernard Golden: Cloud computing pushes vendors to seek new roles in IT value chain.
Denise Dubie: IT, the business and innovation: Where’s the love?
Reuven Cohen: OpenStack, Machiavelli, and The Art of War.
Dana Gardner: BancVue leverages VMware server virtualization to generate cloud benefits.
By Jake Gardner