Cloud 5: Mass cloud experiment, Azure containers, a multi-cloud world

Posted by Ron Miller on Oct 2, 2015 10:47:20 AM

cloud 5Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing cloud links we can find.

Here are this week's links:

An inside look at Massachusetts' grand open cloud experiment | TechTarget

Inside a datacenter in western Massachusetts, a consortium of Massachusetts colleges is trying to create an open cloud project where they aren't beholden to Amazon, Google, or Microsoft — and they can get the kinds of cloud resources they need on their terms.

Box Pushes New Apps and Services for Businesses | CIO Today

Box held its annual BoxWorks customer conference this week and pushed new services that drive their strategy of moving across cloud services without any friction, whether that's Box itself or partners like Microsoft and IBM.

New Azure Container Service to bring together Mesos, Docker and Azure cloud | ZDNet

As Microsoft continues to build its relationships with outside vendors, it makes sense that it is connecting with Mesos and Docker, two of the hottest cloud properties out there, and trying to link them to Azure to drive more business.

5 conversations CIOs must have with their C-suite peers |

These are mostly conversations CIOs should have been having five years ago, but there must still be companies out there that don't see the shifting digital landscape and the relationship cloud and mobile have to this changing world. If that's you, you might want to read this.

More Proof That We Live in a Multi-Cloud World | Fortune

It's probably not surprising that when companies choose infrastructure services, they are spreading the wealth across multiple vendors, and in some cases, they need a single tenant approach for certain workloads. RightScale has come up with an administrative console to get a view across all of a company's cloud workloads, regardless of where they live.

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