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, Great week for cloud's big three. If you were Amazon, Google, or Microsoft, the cloud was very good to you, and you had a good earnings report last week. If you were anyone else? Not so much.
And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:
Google to fold Chrome operating system into Android | Wall Street Journal
Google has been moving to provide more integration between Chrome OS and Android in recent years, allowing users to run some Android apps on Chrome OS machines. The WSJ reports that the company plans to combine the two operating systems sometime next year.
Oracle found cloud religion a couple of years ago, and now it wants to be a leader. While Oracle has made some headway in the cloud, it has a long way to go before anyone would describe it as dominant.
Amazon's headline numbers don't begin to tell the AWS story | Seeking Alpha
If you want to see a cloud player who would be described as dominant, look at AWS, which led Amazon's remarkable earnings report last week, dominating the profit announcement and showing potential to make even more money moving forward.
Mirantis looks to China to fuel OpenStack growth | NetworkWorld
Mirantis is one of the last pure-play OpenStack vendors left out there, and it's smartly looking to China to push the open source cloud project. That's because as many a vendor has learned, even a small market share in China translates into big numbers because of its sheer size.
As wind grows cold in Silicon Valley, cloud giants are doing just fine | Business Insider
Even as signs could be pointing to a possible slow-down in Silicon Valley investing, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, three companies that came to the cloud early, continue to dominate. It's an interesting contrast.
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