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:
IBM was able to make a deal with virtualization giant VMware last week and apparently beat out Google, which was trying to make a similar deal. Of course, there's no reason that VMware can't do a deal with both companies if it comes down to that.
4 no-bull takeaways about Docker Cloud | Infoworld
Docker is changing the way companies develop and deploy software, but managing containers has proven challenging for many organizations. To help those companies, Docker has created a new managed service that hides some of the complexity around managing containers.
Oracle wants very badly to make the transition to the cloud, but it's hard for a traditional software company to make that leap. Oracle faces a tough battle in a crowded market where Microsoft has a huge head start with the same enterprise customers that Oracle is targeting.
The smart person's guide to Amazon Web Services | Tech Republic
If at this point you still don't understand what AWS is and what it does, this comprehensive guide should give you all the information you need.
Cisco is buying CliQr for $260M | TechCrunch
Cisco continued to acquire companies this week when it spent $260 million to buy CliQr, a cloud startup that helps manage a hybrid cloud environment. This gives Cisco a product for customers who are finding managing a mixed environment difficult.
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