5 Cloud Computing Stories MSPs Need to Know About, Week of Feb. 12

Here are the top cloud computing stories that managed service providers need to know about for the week of Feb. 12, featuring news from Google, Cato Networks, RightScale, 2nd Watch and Trustwave.

Dan Kobialka, Contributing writer

February 11, 2016

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5 Cloud Computing Stories MSPs Need to Know About, Week of Feb. 12

MSPmentor has compiled a list of the top cloud computing stories that managed service providers (MSPs) need to know about for the week of Feb. 12.

This week’s edition features cloud computing news from Google (GOOG), Cato NetworksRightScale, 2nd Watch and Trustwave.

Google Brings Serverless Computing to Its Cloud Platform

Google has launched an alpha version of Google Cloud Functions, a “lightweight, event-based, asynchronous compute solution that allows [users] to create small, single-purpose functions that respond to cloud events.” Forbes reported Google Cloud Functions supports JavaScript functions that are executed within a managed Node.js runtime environment.

Cato Networks Unveils NSaaS Platform, Assigns New Americas Channel Chief

Network security company Cato Networks has launched Cato Cloud, a network security-as-a-service (NSaaS) platform. In addition, Cato Networks has named longtime channel executive Glenn Esposito as its vice president of sales, Americas.  

RightScale 2016 State of the Cloud Report Uncovers Cloud Adoption Trends

A new report from cloud management software provider RightScale revealed corporate cloud users are running applications in an average of 1.5 public clouds and 1.7 private clouds. The report also showed a of lack resources/expertise is the number one cloud challenge for corporate cloud users, followed by security. 

2nd Watch Survey: Enterprise IT Procurement Patterns Favor Cloud Technologies

2nd Watch’s new “Public Cloud Procurement: Packaging, Consumption and Management” survey of more than 400 IT professionals showed 89 percent of respondents said they use Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Compute Engine or Microsoft Azure. The survey also indicated 34 percent of respondents found that the process of buying, consuming and managing public cloud services was between somewhat and very difficult.

New Trustwave Report: Cybersecurity Pros Face Increased Pressures

In a new study from managed security service provider (MSSP) Trustwave, IT security professionals ranked the cloud first among emerging technologies they feel the most pressure to adopt or deploy. Respondents also named the cloud as the riskiest emerging technology. 

What do you think of this week’s cloud stories for MSPs? Share your thoughts about this story in the Comments section below, via Twitter @dkobialka or email me at [email protected].

About the Author(s)

Dan Kobialka

Contributing writer, Penton Technology

Dan Kobialka is a contributing writer for MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud. In the past, he has produced content for numerous print and online publications, including the Boston Business Journal, Boston Herald and Patch.com. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State College (now Bridgewater State University). In his free time, Kobialka enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football (Go Patriots!).  

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