Cloud 5: Amazon's highest paid employee, cloud loves hyperscale

Posted by Ron Miller on Apr 14, 2017 9:53:47 AM

FullSizeRender (3).jpgWelcome 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, Huawei latest company to invest $1B in public cloud. Huawei wants to join the public cloud, but it's a bit late to the party at this point.

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

This Amazon employee out-earned Jeff Bezos last year | Bloomberg

Jeff Bezos is the CEO of a company with a market cap of over $420 billion, but he's not the highest paid employee in the company. Believe it or not, that distinction goes to Andy Jassy, who runs AWS, Amazon's highly lucrative cloud computing arm.

Cloud computing market favors hyperscale cloud operators | Datamation

Conventional wisdom states that when it comes to the cloud, the bigger you are, the more likely you are to succeed. New data from Synergy Research actually has proven this to be the case. A vast majority of cloud market share is controlled by hyperscale operators, making it all the more difficult for new players to gain a foothold.

You need your ‘cloud brain’ more than ever | Infoworld

What is a 'cloud brain'? It's thinking about the cloud first when it comes to your computing requirements as a company. That essentially means shedding old IT thinking and learning how to adapt to a world where your workloads could exist anywhere.

Microsoft is buying this startup to boost its cloud | Fortune

Microsoft bought startup Deis this week. The company supports containerization using Google's highly popular Kubernetes container management system. Microsoft is trying to gain an edge here by buying a company that supports a popular product as the IT world shifts to containerized software delivery.

10 reasons why hybrid cloud adoption is gaining momentum | 1redDrop

As companies shift their attention to the cloud, in most cases, they aren't ripping and replacing what they have. They are moving in a methodical way over time, and that means living with a hybrid environment for some time come.Intronis MSP Solutions State of the Industry Survey

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