Cloud 5: Cloud co-opetition, Intel's cloud strategy, and OpenStack Mitaka

Posted by Ron Miller on Apr 8, 2016 10:19:12 AM

Cloud 5Welcome 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, Microsoft has turn in cloud spotlight at Build Developer conference. Microsoft had its turn to tell the world why it's a viable enterprise cloud player, and it took full advantage.

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

Cloud computing reaches co-opetition stage | ZDNet

It's easy to think of every market as a zero-sum game, but the cloud in particular is much more complicated than that. That's because customers are likely working with multiple cloud vendors, which forces cloud companies to work together in ways that traditional tech vendors never had to worry about.

Toyota, Microsoft team up on connected-car technologies | Bloomberg

In the future, cars will be much more connected, possibly even driverless, and that involves a lot of sensors and compute power inside the car. All of that data has to be shared somewhere, and the cloud will play a big role. In this deal, Toyota announced it was using Microsoft Azure for its cloud platform component.

Is the Oracle cloud really growing? | Seeking Alpha

In this analysis, the writer questions whether Oracle is quite as successful in the cloud as its numbers suggest. He argues you have to look at how the company is reporting cloud revenue and how it defines cloud computing.

Intel doubles down on cloud push, but will it be enough? | Siliconangle

As traditional computing—whether in data centers or on the desktop—begins to slow down, the world's largest chip maker has to find ways to grow new markets. It's looking to the cloud as one way to do that and released new chips aimed specifically at speeding up cloud tasks.

OpenStack’s Mitaka release focuses on manageability and user experience | TechCrunch

The OpenStack project announced its latest release this week, code named Mitaka. With each release, the project tries to fill in gaps, and this one is no different, focusing on making OpenStack easier to manage and use.

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