The top five cloud stories for the week of Dec 6 

This week in the cloud: BitTorrent Sync doubles users in a single month, Microsoft  moves to reassure foreign governments and businesses over its security, SaaS dominates New Zealand spending, Google Cloud Compute goes live, AWS Certified professionals get Stackdriver free for 6 months.   BitTorrent Sync doubles users in a single month – VentureBeat This […]

We need better management for the cloud 

Companies that build applications using infrastructure-as-a-service quickly discover that cost, performance, availability, and security are difficult to manage using native tools from the cloud providers. Today, with no viable alternatives, they implement open source tools, build custom software, and dedicate headcount to managing their cloud operations. These all consume resources that would be better directed to serving the company’s mission. There has to be a better way.