Cloud 5: Hybrid benefits, AWS hard to beat and cloud as new standard

Posted by Ron Miller on Jul 17, 2015 9:42:38 AM

Cloud 5 ImageWelcome 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, Rethinking businesses processes in the cloud. The cloud affords businesses the opportunity to rethink how they do everything and they should take advantage to redesign and streamline their business processes.

And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:

Microsoft Takes Aim at Google | Fox Business

Microsoft has a lot of work to do in cloud and mobile and it's playing a game of catch-up. Can a platform-based strategy bring it back to relevance? Tweet: Can a platform-based strategy bring Microsoft back to relevance? via @ron_miller @intronisinc will tell.

Why AWS will be hard for Microsoft, Google, and everyone else to beat | Business Insider

AWS not only had a huge head start in public cloud infrastructure services, but it's not resting on its laurels either. It continues to add features to the service at a startling rate.

Amazon Starts Building 208 MW Wind Farm In North Carolina | TechCrunch

While Amazon continues to grow, its data center footprint grows with it. In order to keep electricity costs down and be good to the environment, the company is building a huge wind farm in North Carolina.

Cloud Computing is the New Standard | dinCloud

The real value of the cloud is enabling all kinds of new ways of doing business, so much so that it is no longer a new or different way of computing. It has become the standard way.

3 Hybrid Cloud Benefits that Fly Under the Radar Cloud Technology Partners

Yet even while we make the transition to the cloud, there will be for some time, a number of on-premises activities, and as this happens, we will live in a hybrid world. This isn't necessarily a negative thing, as this author points out.

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