Best of Industry Perspectives 2012: Cloud Computing

This was the year that “cloud” went mainstream. In 2012, consumers became aware of Apple’s iCloud. Microsoft TV ads included cloud references. Google’s online apps such as Gmail proceeded to grow. Outages in the Amazon cloud brought down hugely popular websites such as Netflix and Pinterest.

IT professionals have been thinking cloud computing for a few years, but this year really marked a shift into action, working to operationalize cloud services, secure cloud services and move more and more applications into cloud environments. Our Industry Perspectives guest columnists offered good counsel on many aspects of cloud such as its impact on teams, business implications and best practices. Here’s our Top 12 picks of cloud columns for 2012. Enjoy!

Industry Perspectives is a content channel at Data Center Knowledge highlighting thought leadership in the data center arena. See our guidelines and submission process for information on participating. View previously published Industry Perspectives in our Knowledge Library.

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Colleen Miller is a journalist and social media specialist. She has more than two decades of writing and editing experience, with her most recent work dedicated to the online space. Colleen covers the data center industry, including topics such as modular, cloud and storage/big data.

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