Cloud 5: Microsoft's cloud-focused venture arm, Containers 101

Posted by Ron Miller on Jun 3, 2016 9:01:05 AM

FullSizeRender_10-1.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, Cloud giants turn attention to artificial intelligence. The cloud giants are suddenly ga-ga for artificial intelligence, but it's probably not because it's cool cutting-edge tech.

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

New Microsoft ventures arm targets early stage funding | Fortune

Many large companies are starting venture arms, and Microsoft has joined the group with a new venture that wants to provide early-stage funding, especially for cloud and Software-as-a-Service startups.

Amazon to battle Google with new cloud service for AI software | Bloomberg

Artificial intelligence is the latest rage among big cloud infrastructure vendors. Amazon added some products this week to battle Google and Microsoft, which had previously released AI services.

Containers 101: Linux containers and Docker explained | InfoWorld

Containers are the future of cloud-based applications, and it's imperative that people understand how this new way of delivering applications works.

Get on the cloud bus or get in the clown car |

At this point, you should know the value of the cloud, but understand if you don't start moving your workloads to the cloud, you risk being left behind in the veritable clown car.

The Hyperscale Effect: Tracking the newest high-growth IT segment | The Next Platform

The idea of hyperscale computing began with companies with huge computing requirements like Facebook, Google, and Netflix, but over time much like big data (which also started with these same types of companies), hyperscale computing will begin to trickle down to other organizations.

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