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, Microsoft can't afford to raise Azure prices. Once upon a time Microsoft ruled the world and seas would rise when it gave the word, but times have changed, and as Microsoft tries to transition to the cloud, raising prices is not the way to gain marketshare.
And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:
Google Improves Gmail’s Spam Filters | TechCrunch
Google has always been remarkably good at identifying and filtering Spam emails before they get to your inbox, but it's about to get even better, using neural networking technology to improve its algorithms.
Roll your own API in Amazon's cloud | InfoWorld
Amazon made a slew of announcements yesterday at an event in New York City including a new service for building and managing APIs. Customers can create links to back-end services quickly, then generate an SDK to give to developers.
Lessons learned from Cloud World | CIO.com
Even as the industry argues over terminology and other such nonsense, out in the real world, people are using the cloud with increasing enthusiasm, and this writer looks at some of the real-world cases presented at the Cloud World conference.
Europe has always been slow to adopt the cloud, often due to privacy and security concerns. Increasingly, scientists are discovering the power of the cloud to share large data sets. They want to work with private companies to build a cloud-based data portal for the entire region.
Cloud is the New Model for Innovation | Infosecurity Magazine
While this post is written by the Amazon CISO Steve Schmidt, it offers a compelling cloud security argument. In particular, if your cloud provider is offering you a secure computing environment on its end, it frees your security team to concentrate on the application security, leaving the rest to the cloud vendor.
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