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, Oracle doesn't find the cloud funny anymore. Larry Ellison famously made fun of the Cloud back in 2008. Oracle plans to provide 95% of its offerings in cloud by fall. Guess the cloud isn't a joke any more.
And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:
Why cloud computing leaders must hang together or hang separately | Business Insider
This week at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, The OpenStack Foundation announced a new interoperability standard. Every OpenStack implementation needs to adhere to it, so that different vendor flavors can work together—and that's something that's been missing in the project to this point.
Meanwhile, the public cloud vendors weren't sitting still, and perhaps it wasn't a coincidence that while OpenStack's community met in Vancouver, Google announced a big fat price drop for its cloud computing services.
Software licensing from big companies have always been obtuse. There is a better way now and that's going to the cloud and using Software as a Service. You don't have to worry about navigating the license bureaucracy or dealing with updates and patches.
GE Cloud CTO: How to approach disaster recovery in the cloud | The Enterprisers Project
You need to think about disaster recovery just as you do your on-premises data center. But, how you think about it could depend on whether you're working with a native cloud or application or one that started on-premises that you're moving to the cloud.
Envisioning a day in the future cloud-connected world | Network World
Some day in the not-too-distant future augmented by the Internet of Things, our entire world will be connected from the lighting in our offices to the shoes on your feet, your transportation, and your travel schedule. It's a connected world, and the cloud is the glue that holds it together.
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