This Week in The Cloud: 9/27 -10/02

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A Roundup of Cloud Computing Forecasts and Market Estimates, Q3 Update, 2015

Sunday, September 27th – This quarterly roundup of cloud computing forecasts and market estimates from Forbes contributor Louis Columbus gathers the latest research and estimates on growth and change in the global cloud computing market.

Microsoft is beating Amazon and Google to Cloud Computing in India

Tuesday, September 29th – Hot on the heels of the New York Times pronouncement that India has “replaced China” as the “new frontier” for U.S. tech companies, Microsoft has beat Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform in becoming the first major public cloud provider to open up shop in India, serving the country’s lucrative growing tech scene.

IBM Advances Hybrid Cloud Capabilities; Introduces Bluemix Local

Thursday, October 1st – Almost-hyperscale cloud computing provider IBM announced Thursday that it had accelerated its hybrid cloud capabilities by unveiling a cloud platform that allows enterprises to quickly build apps in a secure manner and deploy them across public, private and on-premises environments.

Government Cloud Adoption Efforts Lag as Security Concerns Persist

When the Obama administration’s CIO declared that the government would move to a cloud-first policy for its technology procurements, it was sending a clear message that agencies would be expected to modernize their IT shops. But five years later, that transition still seems like it’s in its early stages, according to Mark Kneidinger, director of the Federal Network Resilience Division at the Department of Homeland Security.

Solutions Review PaaS Comparison Matrix Updated

The Solutions Review PaaS Comparison Matrix Tool, which allows readers to directly compare PaaS providers across features, runtimes, middleware, frameworks and services has been updated with two new PaaS solutions: ActiveState’s (Now HP’s) Stackato, and Apprenda, bringing the total solutions listed to 12.  AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Azure,  Appfog, dotCloud, Engine Yard, Google App Engine, Bluemix, Cloud Foundry, OpenShift, and Heroku were already featured on the report, but have been updated to cover any changes in support.

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