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, Go cloud or go home. We've reached the point where companies who rigidly reject the cloud are operating at a serious competitive disadvantage and face possible extinction.
And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:
It seems like every other week, there's a survey trying to get a grip on cloud usage inside large businesses. They always seem low though, suggesting they aren't asking the right people or the people they ask simply aren't aware of the actual cloud usage in their companies.
As containerization takes hold in modern software development, it allows programmers to break down what were once monolithic apps into discrete and controllable containers. Google's container technology, Kubernetes, got an upgrade this week.
Zen and the art of cloud computing | Huffington Post
You have to love a piece that uses a 1970s book to make its point, but whether you know Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance or not, the writer's point is that cloud computing produces a level of tranquility by giving you computing, software or programming resources exactly when you need them, wherever you happen to be on whatever device you're using. Fair point.
Johnson & Johnson targets 85% of apps in cloud by 2018 | CIO Journal
Slowly but surely, big companies that once rejected cloud computing are fully embracing it. Just this week came word that Johnson & Johnson wants to move to the cloud in a big way, aiming to have 85 percent of its apps in the cloud just two years from now. It's an ambitious plan for a large organization.
So speaking of surveys and projects, this one suggests that IT infrastructure spending could reach $23 billion this year, but as big as that number is, it still feels low, especially when you consider AWS is on a $10 billion run rate for infrastructure and it controls about a third of the market.
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