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 post, The cloud's time has finally come in 2016. It took awhile, but the cloud has finally gained mainstream acceptance.
And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:
Rise of the cloud-first enterprise | Datamation
It shoudn't be surprising that as the cloud evolves as a mainstream computing method, that many companies are looking at cloud-first solutions. Research has proven this to be true — just in case anyone doubted it.
The shift to cloud security spend continues | Cloud Sentry
As more companies move to the cloud, it follows that related spending will shift with it. Research suggests that cloud security spending will go up as more traditional IT tasks move to the cloud.
As the cloud finds its place, we know who the major players are, but what's not clear is the strengths and weaknesses of the various top companies. This piece attempts to clarify the features that differentiate each of these major vendors.
How DevOps is changing business | CBR Online
There is a link between DevOps, agile programming methodology, and the cloud. This article brings together some of the factors that drive IT pros using these approaches to the cloud. The cloud after all drives agility and provides the computing resources for these flexible development ideas.
AWS came of age during the age of web services, hence the name. Its head start gave it access to a huge market, bigger probably then it ever dreamed, but it also gave it early access to data in the cloud. The company's recent product announcements suggest it wants to store even more of that data.
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