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.
And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:
What to do when the cloud eats your hardware vendor | Networkworld
It's been good times for vendors born in the cloud, with revenues up and projections looking good, but it's an entirely different story for the hardware folks, who are watching as their markets shrink with each passing year.
Speaking of the changing landscape, VMware, which was once the new way of running IT, is itself under pressure from cloud vendors like AWS, Google and Microsoft as VMs move to the cloud, and even dedicated virtual servers give way to containerization, micro services and serverless computing.
Docker is an important player in the containerization market, one with over $180 million in funding. When there are rumors of issues between the mother company and the open source computing, it's something that bears watching, as this article points out.
$67 billion Dell-EMC deal closes today | TechCrunch
The pattern continues today. Dell closed its historic deal with EMC this week, and as the company tries to get bigger to stay competitive, the cloud casts a big shadow over this acquisition. Dell hopes by combining with EMC, it can get a piece of the hybrid cloud market moving forward.
Finally, we look at Lambda, the serverless, trigger-driven computer service from AWS, which is changing the way we think about how programs work. It's all part of the evolving way we will be producing software and paying for infrastructure in the future.
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