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15 Jun 2017
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CIA CIO: Private Cloud 'The Best Decision We've Ever Made' [64260]
FCW, June 15th 2017

"More than four years have passed since the CIA announced its watershed deal with Amazon Web Services to build out a private cloud for the intelligence community. According to CIA CIO John Edwards, 'it's the best decision we've ever made.'

'It's the most innovative thing we've ever done,' Edwards said in a June 14 speech at AWS' Public Sector Summit. 'It is having a material impact on both the CIA and the IC'..."
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15 Jun 2017
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Gartner Puts AWS, Microsoft Azure Top Of Its Magic Quadrant For IaaS [64280]
ZDNet, June 15th 2017

"But Google is emerging as a No. 3 option in a hurry. Also note Alibaba Cloud is on the rise...

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure dominate the infrastructure-as-a-service field, according to Gartner, which released its IaaS Magic Quadrant.

However, Google Cloud is emerging as a key challenger..."
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14 Jun 2017
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Six Steps To Achieve The Joys Of Serverless Architectures [64318]
InformationWeek, June 14th 2017

"The are solid benefits in a move to a serverless architecture, but remember these six important considerations to undertake before going serverless.

Today serverless architecture is enjoying a well-deserved designation as one of the hottest current trends in technology. It is an instrumental and increasingly essential element in today's IT environment. To be certain, serverless has proven to lower operational costs, deploy services faster and dramatically increase companies' responsiveness to customer demand..."
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13 Jun 2017
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3 Killer Cloud Skills That Will Get You Hired Today [64247]
InfoWorld, June 13th 2017

"One of the most common questions that I'm asked is: 'What cloud skills do I need that will get me hired quickly?'

First, keep in mind that this is an emerging area, so what employers are looking for is constantly shifting. Second, even if they do hire you for a specific skill, you'll be asked to retrain and retool as the cloud technology matures..."
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12 Jun 2017
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Fine-Tune Your Cloud-First Strategy With Better Metrics [64276]
Search CIO, June 12th 2017

"Calculating the risks and benefits of a cloud-first strategy is a difficult problem for CIOs with large, complex IT environments. Experts discuss the salient metrics to use.

Some calculations are easy: A small company with a couple racks of servers running a few off-the-shelf applications can easily figure out the return on investment for moving to the cloud..."
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12 Jun 2017
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Multi-Cloud: Today's Preference, Tomorrow's Necessity [64301]
IT Business Edge, June 12th 2017

"The hybrid cloud has emerged as the preferred way for the enterprise to manage applications and workloads across distributed infrastructure. But even though the kinks are still being worked out linking local resources to a single cloud, the IT industry is already looking toward multi-cloud architectures.

By and large, the same challenges exist with one or many clouds, although the scale and orchestration are certainly greater with the latter. But ultimately, the need for a distributed, redundant data ecosystem is growing due to the increasing dependence on digital services by core business processes. So not only will the multi-cloud architecture need to be reliable, it must operate with low latency and in a near seamless fashion to provide optimal support for critical applications..."
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