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, AWS set to flex its muscles at re:Invent conference. As AWS held its annual user conference this week, it was worth looking how fast it has grown—and how the conference attendance alone reflects that.
And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:
Amazon launches Amazon AI | TechCrunch
It goes without saying that it was a big week for Amazon as it held its re:Invent conference, and perhaps the biggest announcement was Amazon AI, the company's answer to the growing artificial intelligence API market. Google and Microsoft had already announced theirs. AWS was simply answering.
SUSE acquires HPE OpenStack and Cloud Foundry assets | ZDNet
Oh HPE, what shall become of ye? The company seems to have wandered from strategy to strategy over the last several years, selling off pieces along the way. This week it got rid of its OpenStack and CloudFoundry assets, abandoning yet another potential market.
One slide shows why no one can catch Amazon's cloud | Business Insider
It's been a big week for AWS, and we know they dominate a lucrative market already, but this slide, which shows the company's astounding rate of innovation, could illustrate why the competition has a long way to go — and may never catch up if Amazon is able to keep up this pace.
The new workplace is agile, and nonstop. Can you keep up? | New York Times
We heard the word agility a lot this week at AWS re:Invent, and there's a reason. Amazon understands, perhaps better than anyone, the modern company requires agility to move quickly as the market shifts and new technology comes along. The cloud is the best chance for keeping up and not being locked into legacy tools — whether that's Amazon or one of its competitors.
Amazon is eating the software (which is eating the world) | Medium
It's all about Amazon, all week, so let's close with this essay on how Amazon is on the forefront of a computing revolution. It's not as though we needed a reminder, but this writer drives the point home.
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