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, Dyn DDoS attack false fodder for anti-cloud crowd. The Dyn DDoS attack was nasty in its scope, but it was an attack the internet domain name registry, not cloud computing itself.
And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:
Another excellent quarter for AWS. It was by far the best news of the day for Amazon, which didn't have a great earnings call yesterday, falling below analyst's expectations. At some point, they have to start thinking about spinning this out as a separate company.
A maturing OpenStack looks to the future | TechCrunch
For a long time, OpenStack summits were all about the promise of the project, but this time there were plenty of companies who are using it. Telecos in particular are enamored with OpenStack, but there are plenty of reference production projects now.
Your network, IoT, cloud computing and the future | Networkworld
Friday's DDoS attack on Dyn showed just how vulnerable the internet can be, especially in the age of unlocked, but connected Internet of Things devices. We are clearly at a crossroads for the internet and we have to figure out how to make it less vulnearable.
A big change is coming to computing. First we had servers, then we broke those down into multiple virtual machines inside a single server, but now AWS (and others) are working on a serverless type of computing where you are only charged when a trigger event occurs.
IBM bought SoftLayer several years ago and has ridden the Infrastructure as a Service business to help drive its cloud strategy. This week it announced it was going to deprecate the SoftLayer brand and put all of its cloud services under the Bluemix brand. Bluemix had been its platform services layer prior to this.
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