It’s Friday and today marks the official start of summer! This week’s cloud publishings continued to focus on NSA concerns and security in the cloud, and the benefits of big data in cloud. Also, Amazon, I.B.M., HP, and GE all make moves to vamp up their cloud services.
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Brandon Butler discusses PaaS as an option for businesses moving forward, and also GE’s emphasis on big data.
Cade Metz considers how AWS’ contract with the CIA is changing conceptions of privacy in the cloud.
Meanwhile, Quentin Hardy reports on how I.B.M. is inflating its cloud by moving to a public model.
Jordan Novet reports on a new tool Netflix is building in response to its Christmas Eve outage.
Dana Gardner reviews some of HP’s recent innovations in cloud.
Michael Wigley challenges ideas about change in cloud security and PRISM.
And Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols offers six ways to protect privacy in light of NSA concerns.
Despite this, Barb Darrow reports that concerns over security are fading.
While Louis Columbus announces that SaaS is still the dominant cloud platform.
And Sean Jacobsohn gives suggestions on overcoming common hurdles for SaaS companies.
David Linthicum predicts that, despite reports, growth for office apps in the cloud will be slow.
Heather Clancy reviews research about energy savings in the cloud.
Adam Hausman recognizes the classroom as a major test lab for cloud computing.
By Jake Gardner