Cloud 5: Open source cloud tech, SMBs in cloud and is AWS green?

Posted by Ron Miller on Jun 5, 2015 9:52:12 AM

5_6-5-15Welcome 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, Survey finds IT execs still have same old privacy fears about cloud. A recent survey conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit found that IT execs have the same old privacy fears about the cloud when the real problems could be somewhere they're not looking.

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

Converting your app to the cloud can be really, really hard | Infoworld

Everyone's moving to the cloud, and that means moving your applications to the cloud. How hard can it be? As it turns out—very. Turning a single-tenant on-premise app into a multi-tenant cloud app can be a serious challenge.

Why small companies should use cloud computing |

Let's face it, small business owners should be concentrating on running the business, and that takes enough of their attention. What they shouldn't be worrying about is running computers and software and upgrades and all that kind of stuff that sucks their energy. The cloud frees them from all of that.

As enterprise cloud computing adoption matures, investments in application development increase | Forbes

Another week, another survey. This one found that companies are spending more on cloud services, and as they do, they need to invest in applications to run on the cloud infrastructure they're buying. None of this is particularly surprising, but it's useful to see some data applied to it.

AWS customers want more information on its renewable energy plans |

AWS has never been known for being transparent. In fact, that's one of the reasons OpenStack developed and thrived. Companies were looking for a more open way of computing in the cloud. Today, companies using AWS want to know how green their data centers are, and the drum beat is getting louder and the demands stronger.

The impact of open cloud technologies on IT | The Inquirer

There is a lot of open source action in the cloud, whether we're talking OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, or Docker, just to name a few. And those communities are changing the cloud for the better.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

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