Cloud 5: Oracle's new investments, Silicon Valley reacts to presidency

Posted by Ron Miller on Nov 11, 2016 9:13:39 AM

5 11-11-16.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, AWS public cloud domination even greater than previously thought. New data from Synergy Research finds that when you look at the pure public cloud infrastructure market, AWS's lead is even larger than we previously believed.

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

Oracle widens cloud investments to battle bigger Amazon threat | Bloomberg

Oracle clearly recognizes the future is in the cloud, and it's making a company-wide effort to accelerate there. Whether it can succeed is another matter, but it is devoting significant resources trying to compete with market leader AWS.

How Silicon Valley's love of disruption fostered Donald Trump's presidency | Fortune

Interesting piece looks at the impact of new technologies on jobs and the economy. While we in the tech community may forget this, the transition from one model to another is not always smooth and has a real impact on people's lives.

Public cloud and big banks finally on the same page | TechTarget

For a long time, the most regulated industries like large financial institutions avoided the public cloud, assuming it wasn't safe. That's changing as pubic clouds offer financial institutions a secure alternative to running their own data centers.

Oracle closes $9.3 billion acquisition of NetSuite | CIO Today

As Oracle fights to become a cloud company, one thing it can do as organization is use its financial clout to buy marketshare. That could be the strategy behind the massive $9.3 billion acquisition of cloud ERP firm NetSuite that was finalized this week.

A closer look at the OpenStack platform | Beta News

OpenStack has always been billed as a private alternative to the growing power of AWS (and other public cloud vendors), and as it matures it's worth understanding what it does and the role it plays in the cloud ecosystem.

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