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, The battle of analyst's cloud market predictions. The analyst firms came out with their market predictions and while they don't agree on the details, the direction is clear.
And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:
OpenStack issued its biannual release this week. It was a little faster than normal, and is on a 4 month release instead of the normal 6, but still it added features like better support for containers and improved administrative tools.
As we wrote this week, the big analyst firms came out with their predictions. This piece takes a dive into those numbers and explains what's driving that growth including Internet of Things data and the computing power required run artificial intelligence and machine learning applications.
If you believe the results of the latest survey from RightScale, IT pros have moved on from worrying about security in the cloud. They mostly trust that the big vendors can handle that now, but they still worry about control of another sort around the proliferation of cloud services and keeping costs under control.
The cloud doesn’t have to be dark for VARs | The VAR Guy
One thing we have learned from the plethora of surveys that have come out lately is that the cloud is growing at rapid clip, and as such it's going to have an impact on Value Added Resellers (VARs), who have to change with the times to service their customers shifting priorities.
Kubernetes is an open source toolset created by Google to help manage containerized application impelmentations, but even though it was created by Google, it can work on any cloud implementation. This week, Microsoft announced it's available on Azure, proving it truly can work on any cloud platform.
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