Link: Federal CIOs launch Cloud First Task Force prepfire: The National Institute of Standards and Technology has announced the arrival of the Cloud First Task Force (formerly known as the Cloud Computing Advisory) to emphasize federal cloud computing standards. The task force agenda will lean heavily on NIST, particularly NIST’s forthcoming USG Cloud Computing Technology […]

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Link: Cloud computing’s toughest obstacle Data Security is one of the issues that needs to be taken care of when going on cloud. As this market is still young and the infrastructures are still not robust, securing the ISV cloud environment is one of the SaaS offering deployment and maintenance important tasks.

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Link: Here Come the Cloud Services Brokers In the future, companies may hook up with more than a dozen different cloud services providers. Brokers would serve as intermediaries, offering such services as customization, integration, security, and aggregation.

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Amazon Images (AMIs)

Link: Amazon Images (AMIs) An Amazon Machine Image (AMI) is a special type of pre-configured operating system and virtual application software which is used to create a virtual machine within the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). It serves as the basic unit of deployment for services delivered using EC2.

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Link: Rackspace Acquires Cloudkick Rackspace® Hosting, specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, announced its acquisition of Cloudkick™, the creator of award-winning web applications for easy and efficient cloud-server management. Click here to get more information about CloudKick  

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