Posted By Colleen Miller On December 27, 2012 @ 11:10 am In Cloud Computing | No Comments
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!
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 CIO Roles Shifting in Emerging Cloud Landscape: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/01/04/cio-roles-shifting-in-emerging-cloud-landscape/
 Bandwidth Management, Cloud & the 405 Freeway: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/01/06/bandwidth-management-cloud-the-405-freeway/
 7 Things Your CEO Should Know About the Cloud: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/01/24/7-things-your-ceo-should-know-about-the-cloud/
 5 Reasons to Own Your Cloud: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/02/02/5-reasons-to-own-your-cloud/
 Cloud Ecosystems, Profitability, Common Sense & the New Order: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/02/08/cloud-ecosystems-profitability-common-sense-the-new-order/
 Applying Cloud Principles to the Data Center: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/02/17/applying-cloud-principles-to-the-data-center/
 It’s Onward and Upward with Cloud Security: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/03/14/its-onward-and-upward-with-cloud-security/
 Platform as a Service Ushers In True Private Cloud: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/04/10/platform-as-a-service-ushers-in-true-private-cloud/
 Moving to the Cloud, One App at a Time: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/04/27/moving-to-the-cloud-one-app-at-a-time/
 Protecting the Cloud: Data Erasure as a Best Practice: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/05/22/protecting-the-cloud-data-erasure-as-a-best-practice/
 Understanding the Cloud’s Effect on Facilities Teams: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/06/21/understanding-clouds-effect-facilities-teams/
 Which Cloud Model is Right for Your Company?: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/09/25/which-cloud-model-is-right-for-your-company/
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