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.
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And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:
Salesforce and AWS have been casual pals for some time, but this week they signed deal to deepen that friendship and help Salesforce increase its presence in international markets.
Gov. vetoes Arizona cloud mandate | TechTarget
This is the first time I can remember a state legislature writing a law requiring the state to use cloud computing services, but Arizona's governor vetoed it. The argument for the law was that it would increase efficiency and lower costs for running state IT. Probably why they rejected it.
The state of DevOps in 2016 | CSC Blogs
If you run applications in the cloud, you need to run DevOps, and a new survey from RightScale suggests that's precisely what companies are doing. The tools they use may vary, but if you want to take advantage of cloud agility, it absolutely requires a DevOps methodology.
Debunking the cloud's 'noisy neighbor' myth | Infoworld
The noisy neighbor idea in the cloud says that in a multi-tenant environment a customer with big demands could get "noisy" and take resources from its smaller neighbors. But, over time with so many deployments it turns out that the notion of the noisy neighbor hasn't borne out.
DISA plans cloud-based enterprise software for better DoD collaboration | FierceGovernmentIT
Even while the state of Arizona was rejecting the cloud law, the Department of Defense is recognizing that the cloud can offer strategic advantages, and with the help of DISA, an arm of the DoD that has always been on the cutting edge, it wants to build a cloud collaboration platform.
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