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The Best of the Week (Oct 24): Cloud Zone

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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (October 24 - October 31). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. Challenging the Value of the Public Cloud

  • Though the rapid speed of deployment and reduced capital expenditure has made services such as Amazon EC2 very attractive, the study shows that the rate of cost increase is often higher than that of a self-hosted private cloud solution.

2. SaaS Data Integration – Best Practices

  • Those who have built cloud-based systems clearly understand the strategy needed for SaaS data integration, and what the best practices entail. However, a majority of those who work to bring the benefits of cloud computing to their enterprise do not place the same value on this great technology.

3. The Cloud Foundry Foundation One Step Closer to Reality

  • Today is another exciting day in the Cloud Foundry community, with the Cloud Foundry Foundation taking a giant step toward becoming official: its draft governing documents and bylaws have been posted for public review.

4. SaaS VS ASP – Understanding the Difference

  • Overall, between SaaS vs ASP, an application designed and created specifically as a SaaS offering is safer if you want to use a web-based application, as it will also be easy to scale without incurring further costs.

5. Contain(er) Yourself: Separating Docker Hype from the Tech's Reality

  • Even jaded IT veterans are sitting up and taking notice of the potential benefits of Docker's microservice model of app development, deployment, and maintenance. By containerizing the entire runtime environment, Docker ensures apps will function smoothly on any platform.

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