Amazon is offering direct connect more widely, Dell has gone green with its cloud and the folks over at CloudBees have some helpful tips on triggering builds in Jenkins from GitHub commits.

Amazon is offering direct connect in more areas. Now you can create a dedicated network connection between your business and AWS facilities in US West (San Jose or Los Angeles), EU West (Ireland) and two locations in Asia Pacific (Singapore and Tokyo). We covered the Direct Connect rollout in August of last year.

SUSE tapped for Dell's cloud. Looks like Dell is going green, offering SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) as the first distribution on its Dell Cloud with VMware vCloud Datacenter Service.

No surprise here – cloud skills are in demand. According to "Wanted Analytics" more than 2,400 companies placed more than 10,000 job ads looking for folks with cloud skills. Five locations dominated, with San Francisco in the lead. San Jose, Washington DC, New York and Seattle were also in the top cities with cloud jobs posted over the last 90 days.

Using the GitHub Jenkins Plugin. The CloudBees Blog has a nice how-to post on integrating using the GitHub plugin for Jenkins to trigger builds after commits.

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