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The Best of the Week (Mar. 14): Cloud Zone

03.23.2014
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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (Mar. 14 to Mar. 20). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. 3 Tasks for Every IT Organization in 2014

The early part of a year is always a time when IT organizations are finishing up their plans for the year, putting the final touches on budgets, and thinking about new technologies for the coming year. Here’s our list of three items that every IT organization should be looking at.

2. Why CloudStack is Not a Citrix Project

When Citrix donated CloudStack to the Apache Software Foundation, it relinquished control of the software and the brand. This put Citrix in a bind, not being able to easily promote the CloudStack project. Indeed, CloudStack is now a trademark of the ASF and Citrix had to rename their own product CloudPlatform.

3. DZone Weekly Link Roundup (March 18)

The week in the link roundup: a new major version of Python is released, OneNote comes out for Mac with some new and free features, become an asteroid hunter for NASA, is the U.S. Supreme Court going to tackle software patent protection, concern about the future of AngularJS, and addictive DOGE2048.

4. Cloud Automation with WinRM vs SSH

In the Linux world SSH is the standard for remote connectivity and automation for the purpose of logging into a remote machine to install tools and run commands. It's ubiquitous, runs across multiple Linux versions and distributions, and every Linux admin worth their salt knows SSH and how to configure it.

5. Best Practices for a Private PaaS Implementation

Usually customers have come to us after trying to build their own private PaaS from scratch or from using a variety of open source components, However, for a wide variety of reasons, it doesn’t quite materialize the way they originally hoped.