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, AWS still bigger than all rivals combined. Amazon Web Services continues to dominate all of its rivals, but Microsoft is working hard to become the clear number 2.
And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:
OpenStack's Kilo Release Powered by APIs | Programmable Web
APIs are changing software by making it simpler to build complex software more quickly. It should come as no surprise that OpenStack has refined its APIs for its latest release, code named Kilo.
Cloud Revolution, Predicted in 1961, Marches Forward | InformationWeek
Interestingly enough, an MIT professor predicted a cloud utility system like the electrical utility system back in 1961. He had no idea how presicent that prediction would prove to be, even if it took more than 50 years to achieve.
Oracle's CEO Larry Ellison once mocked the cloud, but today, his company has seen the light. If reports are true, it's planning on offering cloud versions of almost all of its products by this fall. Ellison obviously doesn't think the cloud is a joke anymore.
Docker has been hotter than hot over the past 18 months, scoring an astonishing $150 million across three rounds of funding. Perhaps wanting to quash the startup's growing power, Google announced this week that it was supporting CoreOS's Rocket container technology. Consider yourself warned, Docker.
Cloud computing would seem to be a slam dunk for small businesses, but surprisingly surveys show only 37 percent are using cloud services today, a number I find very hard to believe. The survey also found this number would reach 78 percent by 2020, a number that makes much more sense.
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