Cloud 5: HP quits public cloud, AWS's new file storage, and smart Barbie

Posted by Ron Miller on Apr 10, 2015 9:56:16 AM

5_4-10-15Welcome 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, How are there still companies that don't understand the cloud? I stumbled upon a survey that boasted almost half of the respondents were "aware" of the cloud. How is it possible that there still people who aren't?

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

A case to keep Android and Chrome OS separate | ZDNet

When cloud and mobile meet, beautiful things are supposed to happen, right? Well, not so fast. One writer thinks we should keep Chrome OS and Android separate and not allow Android to apps to work on Chrome OS.

10 reasons we’re still talking about the cloud | ITProPortal.com

Why are we still talking about the cloud as though it's some kind of special computing style? This article explores some of the reasons, and it's territory we've covered before.

HP Comes to Terms With the Cloud | The New York Times

HP quit the public cloud this week. I'm not what was more surprising, that it tried to take on the big four (AWS, Google, Azure, and IBM) or that it decided to shift gears yet again after realizing the attempt was futile. Back to the drawing board.

Amazon Launches New File Storage Service For EC2 | TechCrunch

Amazon filled a hole in its massive ecosystem yesterday when it announced a new file storage service designed to help developers who need a common file system across multiple EC2 instances when working with a lot of files. It should be available soon.

Smart Barbie Puts Child's Play In The Cloud |  InformationWeek

Just when you think you've seen everything there is to see in the cloud, along comes something completely different. Such is the case with the new smart Barbie, which is equipped with WiFi and has access to data stored in the cloud to personalize your Barbie experience. Alrighty then.

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

 

Topics: Cloud Trends

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