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, Google Cloud brings Evernote into the fold with a big cloud win. Google's enterprise cloud business scored a big victory this week when it landed Evernote, but the deal wasn't in isolation. It was part of a wider trend of companies moving to the public cloud.
And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:
Evernote and Google announced this week, that Evernote will be moving its customer data from its own private data centers to Google's public cloud. The timing of this move isn't completely clear, but look for Evernote to begin the transition in the coming months.
As we make the transition to the cloud, and each application has to be exposed to customers in the form of separate service APIs, this writer suggests that it could be problematic for companies moving traditional applications to the cloud. As he points out, running a monolithic app is very different from breaking it down into consumable services.
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Google benefited from Evernote's move to the cloud this week, but it could be just the beginning of that type of transition for many companies as they close their private data centers and choose a public cloud vendor. Look for Google to compete hard on price.
Count Huawei as the latest Chinese company to join the public cloud market. Others include Tencent, Baidu and Alibaba. All of these companies see tremendous opportunity in the cloud, but it's hard to imagine all of them succeeding, especially entering the market so late after their competitors.
Before you read the article, if you are at all familiar with the benefits of the public cloud, you won't be suprised by the reasons presented by this author, but the public cloud clearly brings some advantages that private or hybrid clouds can't touch because they are essentially legacy hardware and software in a new wrapper.