I have had a number of small things come across my desk recently which aren’t notable enough for stand-alone post, but collectively should make a good read.
- Scott Guthrie posted on his blog about some new enhancements to Microsoft Azure, the most notable of which is the addition of SQL Server Always On support in Azure. This makes Azure much easier to use for high availability and disaster recovery of SQL Servers in the cloud.
- The Huffington Post developed a list of the Top 100 Cloud Experts on Twitter. No one will argue with the inclusion of cloud visionaries like Werner Vogels, Marc Benioff or a leading industry analyst like Lydia Leong. But how can you have a list of 100 and not include Robert Scoble, Christian Dawson or Philbert Shih? Hopefully they will be included in the next 100.
- Finally, every piece of new news from the NSA, casts a dark cloud (pun intended) over the prospects of US cloud providers. In one of the more recent articles, the NSA claims to touch only 1.6 percent of global Internet traffic. They however only perform an in-depth review on a fraction of this traffic. As more information becomes available about the NSA’s exploits, I believe international companies are going to be much less likely to use cloud providers in the United States.