Welcome 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, Machine learning suddenly popular with cloud vendors. Machine learning is suddenly the must-have feature for cloud service providers. AWS may be the latest, but it's something all the usual suspects are offering now.
And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:
After all the fuss around HP's decision to leave the public cloud, it turns out it was all a false alarm. They won't be exiting the cloud and will continue to offer the Helion Cloud powered by OpenStack. Talk about mixed messages.
Docker, which develops open source container technology for distributed applications, landed another $95M in investment last week. The latest influx brings their total raised to an impressive $150M.
As the Apple Watch begins to take its place in the Apple product family, one of its big use cases is monitoring your health. It's banding together with IBM, Johnson & Johnson, and Medtronic to make it easier to share this information with health professionals and make sense of the data.
Why Tech Startups should consider Cloud? | Tech Cocktail
It's not exactly a new discovery, but many startups use cloud services because it's cheaper and easier. The standard scenario of an entrepreneur starting a business with a laptop and a credit card is not so far-fetched. In today's world, it makes little sense for startups to invest in hardware and software and deal with the upgrades and maintenance.
Survey after survey shows that many IT pros are still concerned about cloud security, when in fact there has been little evidence to support those fears. Cloud vendors actually tend to be more secure, but when it's out of their control, many still feel like it's less secure.
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