Cloud 5: AWS's trillion dollar dream, Tesla's cloud lesson, Box IPO surge

Posted by Ron Miller on Jan 30, 2015 9:40:00 AM

downloadWelcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find.

Before we jump into this week's links, please have a look at one of our recent blog posts, Hybrid cloud is a concept, not a market. I was taken aback in a conversation with a large-company cloud executive last week when he referred to the hybrid cloud as a market. To me, it's just a concept, not a sales channel.

And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:

Andy Jassy of Amazon Web Service (AWS) And His Trillion Dollar Cloud Ambition | Forbes

This in-depth profile looks AWS head Andy Jassy and his ambition for the infrastructure service is huge. He wants nothing less than to make AWS a trillion dollar piece of the Amazon empire.

IT jobs outlook: High demand, higher salaries | InfoWorld

The IT jobs outlook for 2015 looks great. Jobs are plentiful. Salaries are up and IT pros are in great demand. That's fabulous news, but what's even better is the best paid IT pros have cloud and big data skills. So if you have been beefing up your cloud resume, you're golden. If you've been a cloud naysayer, you may want to rethink your position.

Powering the Open-Source Cloud: What Tesla Motors Can Teach IT | Midsize Insider

In this interesting piece, the writer looks at Elon Musk's decision to open up the Tesla patent cache to build an open source electric car. The idea is to let people innovate on the technology and patents and proprietary technology tend to stifle that. The author argues the cloud works the same way. Open it up and watch it blossom, and we've seen repeatedly that an open platform stimulates innovation.

Google Launches Private Docker Repositories For Cloud Platform Users | TechCrunch

Google decided to launch its own private Docker registry this week for companies who are using Docker container technology on Google Compute Engine. The idea is to give developers a way to host, share, and manage Docker containers on the Google platform, rather than using Docker's own registry.

Box Surges in Cloud-Storage Debut After $175 Million IPO | Bloomberg

There was a lot riding on Box's IPO last week, and the company didn't disappoint, raising $175M while watching the stock climb from its initial $14 price up to over $23 a share. While the price has dropped a bit since then, it really showed that Wall Street could welcome a SaaS business and that's good news for all cloud startups.

Photo Credit: Tomma Henckel. Used under CC 2.0 license.

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