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.
And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:
We use quite a few of David Linthicum's columns in The Cloud 5. In this article, Linthicum talks about his history with the cloud and how he gained his expertise.
Why Google hasn't taken off in the cloud yet | Networkworld
Google has all the right pieces in place to be a cloud juggernaut, but it seems to flounder behind AWS and Microsoft. This article explores why that might be and how new cloud executive Diane Greene could turn it around.
AWS launches Schedules Reserved Instances | TechCrunch
Even as Google tries to make a run at it, AWS just continues to up its game. This week it launched a new feature that lets customers schedule reserved instances to control when and how long to use a set of resources .
If you want proof of AWS' growing power, consider that it is scoring huge wins in the enterprise. Several large organizations have committed to running their entire infrastructure on AWS, including Netflix, Juniper, and Intuit.
And while the haves keep growing customer share, the have nots are recognizing the futility of trying to compete in an increasingly tight market space. To that end, Citrix sold its cloud management products this week.
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