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, Salesforce rolls on. The company reported its latest earnings, and the news was mostly good for the cloud CRM giant.
And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:
Cloud management will save your butt |Infoworld
When your site or service goes down, logic says the sooner you know about it the better, and cloud monitoring tools can not only detect a problem, they can help fix it before it becomes a crisis.
Artificial intelligence requires lots of computing resources to sift through piles of data and find information quickly. Microsoft and NVIDIA announced a super-fast chip designed specifically for processing this type of data in hyperscale cloud data centers.
Google had its week in the sun this week as it hosted the Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco. It tried to focus on features and customers that set it apart from competitors, but as the headline suggests, not everyone is convinced yet.
Rackspace, a cloud management company that previously hadn't support GCP, announced this week that it's coming on board. This was significant for Google as it gave them some much-sought enterprise credibility.
The next generation of computing—quantum computing—will provide previously unknown processing power, but due to cost and the intricacies involved in building and maintaining them, chances are they will be managed centrally as a cloud service by individual vendors like IBM (which has an experimental quantum computing service today), Google, and Microsoft.
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