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Top Cloud Computing Bloggers for CIOs

A Review of Cloud-based Blog’s for CIOs:

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While the true impact of the cloud on the enterprise is still not well understood, the cloud ranks at the top of most CIO's priority list. So I have compiled a list of bloggers who can help you sift through the endless torrent of cloud information and filter the hype.  

To compile the list, I focused on cloud blogs that are:

  • Produced by thought leaders
  • Enterprise-minded
  • Updated regularly

Here are my favorite cloud blogs for CIOs!  Let me know if you share my enthusiasm for these cloud bloggers. And what good ones did I miss?

This independent, cloud-focused site “lives and breathes” Cloud Computing. With a growing list of knowledgeable contributors and produced by Zoli Erdos and Krishnan Subramanian, CloudAve’s topics are not only insightful, but also relevant and up-to-date.

Cloud Computing
If you’re familiar with the Cloud, then you should also be familiar with InfoWorld’s Cloud Expert, David Linthicum. If you’re not, then you should be. David’s blog, Cloud Computing, is a great resource for cloud-focused information, from enterprise security to cloud’s value proposition.

This blog is regularly updated by cloud expert Lydia Leong and has posts relating to cloud computing, hosting, etc.

Cloud Computing Security
This blog by Craig Balding is an excellent cloud computing resource, with insights into cloud security and infrastructure.

Cloud of Data
UK-based blogger Dr. Paul Miller has collaborated with Ben Kepes of The Diversity Blog, another one of our top 10 blogs, and offers a great look at the cloud from a consultant’s perspective.

Cloud Source
HP’s Chief Technology Officer for Cloud Strategy, Christian Verstraete, authors this blog. In this blog, Christian, who is responsiblefor defining HP's Cloud Reference Architecture provides valuable cloud computing insights and information for CIOs.

Cloud Tweaks
CloudTweaks is great because it is more than just a blog. Cloud Tweaks’ blog posts are relevant and their diverse range of contributors is refreshing. Not only that, the site itself has great resources, such as white papers, and even cloud humor that we can take back and impress our team with!

The Diversity Blog
New Zealand Blogger and author of The Diversity Blog, Ben Kepes, is an active “Clouderati” and his expertise extends to enterprise software and infrastructure. With updates daily, this blog provides timely cloud information.

Given that Elastic Vapor’s blogger, Rueven Cohen was recently named as one of the 25 Most Influential People Tweeting About Cloud Computing by The Next Web, it’s no surprise that his blog is on our cloud list. This site recaps several of Rueven Cohen’s Digital Provocateur column posts.

High Scalability
Don’t have tons of time to read commentary?
High Scalability offers quick tidbits of review and short commentary on a range of issues for the Cloud, including Enterprise Strategies and Architecture.

Nati Shalom’s Blog
This blog has timely, relevant articles that are primarily focused on cloud-based tools. The commentary is also quite interesting and a useful resource.

Rational Survivability
The best way to describe Chris Hoff’s blog Rational Survivability, is the Cloud, with a side of humor. One look at the About page and you’ll see why. In addition to comical photos and tongue-in-cheek captions, there is some great commentary and information.

SmoothSpan Blog
What makes this blog great, is its up front call to “Executives, Entrepreneurs, and other Digerati.” Not only that, blogger Bob Warfield manages to regularly provide relevant theme-organized posts relating directly to cloud, business, and strategy.

A Software Insider’s Point of View
Authored by Ray Wang, this blog provides enterprise level insights and examines the effect that disruptive technologies, including the Cloud, have on emerging and existing business models.

Thinking Out Cloud
Geva Perry, author of Thinking Out Cloud, is renowned expert in cloud computing and aptly dedicates his blog purely to the topic and the SaaS business model.

Thomas Bittman
This blog by renowned cloud computing, virtualization, and infrastructure expert, Thomas Bittman, is not updated frequently, but does have some great insights and resources into cloud trends.

Is there a blog that we’re missing here? Please comment below and let us know what blogs you think should be on the Enterprise CIO Forum’s list for the Top Cloud Computing Blogs for CIOs.

Also be sure to look out for our Top Cloud Computing Twitter Accounts for CIOs, coming soon to the Enterprise CIO Forum and don’t forget to check some of our other great cloud computing resources!

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Chris Carroll 5 Points | Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:53

Thanks for providing this list, I'm not familiar with some of these bloggers and I'm going to check them out. Some of my favorites on the list are Rational Survivability, which offers direct cloud insights with some serious attitude. I also regularly read Thnking Out Cloud and Cloud Computing for their business and security perspectives.

Pearl Zhu 90 Points | Tue, 07/09/2013 - 16:19

Thanks for sharing, resourceful and enjoy the diversified 'cloud' POV. 



Judy Redman
Judy Redman 55 Points | Wed, 09/26/2012 - 15:01

Colin, very useful list.  Thanks for sharing.    Good to see Ben Kepes included.   


Richard Morrell 1 Point | Mon, 09/10/2012 - 04:37

I'd like to think that I have higher readership and awareness of Cloud via my blog than some of those listed above. I work hard to get the right articles and target the people who make the Cloud happen with a high readership and a weekly podcast that again has very good download rates (without iTunes syndication needed) - read more at my blog at which although Red Hat themed is entirely external of the company and my own work.


Taylor Armerding 11 Points | Sat, 01/17/2015 - 16:16

Good to know - I'll be checking it out.

John Dodge 1535 Points | Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:21

Thanks Richard for bringing this our attention...please let me know when you have a post you really like and you can post it as a Quick Read from our home page. And ping me so I can push it on social media. We are always on the lookout for great content. BTW, just saw your lead post Adrian Bridgwater, who's a regular blogger here. His most recent post leads our home page.