Cloud 5: IBM cloud gets faster GPUs, AWS nordic data center

Posted by Ron Miller on Apr 7, 2017 9:34:37 AM

FullSizeRender (2)-1.jpgWelcome 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, VMware throws in towel on its vCloud Air public cloud business. VMware gave up on its own public cloud infrastructure offering this week, which wasn't completely unexpected given it signed a deal last fall with AWS to run its VMs in the Amazon cloud.

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

IBM’s cloud adds support for Nvidia’s fastest GPUs yet | TechCrunch

IBM is always looking for an edge in the cloud infrastructure market, and one way to do that could be supporting Nvidia's fastest GPU chips. If you feel the need for speed, this could be a service for you.

Amazon to open cloud data centers in Sweden | Fortune

Amazon announced this week that it's opening up a data center in the Nordic region next year. The data center is proof that there is a lot of action in Northern Europe and those customers want a data center closer to where they are.

Serverless computing in practice | Networkworld

Serverless computing is a concept that's just beginning to catch on in business. For existing companies, it will likely be something they do alongside traditional virtual servers, but for a company starting from scratch, could look at a pure serverless approach. This article looks at one company built on this idea.

Tech jobs are thriving nationwide — up to 7.3M | USA Today

The tech job sector grew by 2 percent, which may not sound like much, but it added up to over 7 million new jobs. That's the good news. The bad news is a dearth of skilled labor means 627,000 are going unfilled right now, and a number of those are related to the cloud.

One more reason why AWS is tough for Microsoft, and Google to beat in cloud | 1redDrop

AWS was not only the first public cloud infrastructure offering, which gave it a big head start over rivals Google and Microsoft, it also continues to innovate and grow rapdily. That momentum makes it more difficult for those back in the pack to catch up, and if that weren't enough, a new study confirms the crucial developer demographic prefers AWS. That will make it even more challenging for competitors chasing AWS.

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