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, The cloud is surely coming of age. When Oracle makes a complete transition to the cloud and Box partners with IBM and Microsoft, it's either a sign of the apocalypse or proof the cloud is coming of age.
And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:
Greek Startups Cut Off From The Cloud | FastCompany
If you need proof that the cloud has become essential to startups, look no further than the Greek economic crisis. Strict capital controls imposed this week prevent access to cloud services outside the country and it's wreaking havoc on Greek startups.
AWS decided to give its Asian rival Alibaba a little tap on the shoulder when it announced it's setting up shop in India next year. Alibaba announced data centers in the U.S. earlier this year as the tit for tat continues.
Navigating the Art and Science of Cloud Computing | CIO Insight
We are very quickly moving beyond questions of whether or not to use cloud services, and moving into more complex questions of how to implement them in a large organization. These types of questions, like any advanced IT functionality, require as much art as science.
Why monitoring tools are key to your company's cloud success | ComputerWeekly
One of the ways that companies can track the performance of their cloud services is by using monitoring tools. Ironically, this article reviews the traditional enterprise monitoring vendors and completely ignores the cloud startups like AppDynamics and New Relic.
Andy Jassy has grown with AWS. He helped build it and remains at the helm, trying to make sure that the competitors don't catch up. This article brings Jassy up close and personal.
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