Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cloud Buzz - Vol 1 - Edition 1

Cloud Buzz is a quick roundup of interesting happenings in the Cloud space

1.       Microsoft Azure extends beyond PaaS to IaaS through its VMRole offering. This puts its offering on par  with IaaS offerings from Amazon like AWS EC2 – James Staten blogs about it here
2.       SalesForce.com now offers Database as a Service. Database.com provides access to data for an application written in any language, on any platform and to any end-point device – Network Computing talks of it.
3.       Vivek Kundra, CIO of US Federal Government has unveiled 25 point plan to improve efficiency of the US government IT infrastructure. The plan hinges chiefly around the “Cloud First” policy unveiled earlier that insists that the public cloud to realize these efficiencies – Kevin Jackson blogs about it in his Cloud Musings Blog
4.    Estimates by Gartner show that the software as a service (SaaS) market is expected to grow to 18% by 2013 – Cloud Computing Zone

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