It’s been an interesting news cycle so far this week. Besides our friends at Cumulus Networks coming out of stealth with the first-ever Linux OS for networking and Velocity 2013 kicking off with some excitement, there have been a number of other notable happenings to keep up with, as well.
First up, InformationWeek examines Forrester Research’s new report grading the many Platform as a Service (PaaS) platforms available for developers. Find out where Salesforce.com, Microsoft Azure, and many others ranked here.
In more cloud news, InfoWorld examines 12 ‘clever tools’ for dev and ops using cloud resources, including the Opscode Chef platform. See what InfoWorld had to say here.
Finally, General Electric announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services this week to build a big data analytics and storage platform in the public cloud. More info at The Register. We’ll have to wait and see what comes of the project.