Cloud 5: Microsoft abandons unlimited storage, How AWS took control

Posted by Ron Miller on Nov 6, 2015 9:28:24 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.

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

Dropbox unveils enterprise edition | CIO Today

Dropbox claims more than 400 milllion users and 150,000 enterprise customers, and with those kind of numbers, it introduced a new enterprise edition this week, a more enteprise-friendly version of Dropbox Business.

Microsoft partners with Red Hat on hybrid cloud computing | SD Times

Microsoft and Red Hat certainly seem like strange bedfellows, but the Windows and Linux vendors teamed up this week out of mutual need as both recognize a rapidly shifting market.

Larry Ellison thinks Michael Dell is 'brilliant' for buying EMC  | Business Insider

One person who thinks the Dell-EMC deal is pure brilliance is Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. He's convinced that Dell's $67 billion price tag was worth every penny, and he suggested that had he not been focused on moving his company to the cloud, Oracle might have outbid them.

Microsoft giveth and Microsoft taketh away | Fortune

Last year, Microsoft lured new customers to One Drive with promises of unlimited storage. This week, it did an about face on that offer, claiming that a few bad eggs had spoiled it for everyone else. A better plan might have been to get rid of those people.

How Amazon took control of the cloud | The Guardian

AWS has increasingly become a cloud juggernaut, and part of the reason is that it came early to the market, got established, and has continued to innovate. 

Photo Credit: Tomma Henckel. Used under CC 2.0 license. 

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