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.
And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:
AWS, Google, and Microsoft might go to war to win Uber's cloud business | Business Insider
Uber is planning on moving a small portion of its business to the public cloud, and the big three are going to fall all over themselves to get that deal. Ultimately that could mean a company that can most afford to pay will probably pay very little for the prestige of the winner having that brand on their cloud.
It was a pivotal (pardon the expression) year for EMC World because it marked the final time the brand would gather its customers together as an independent, publicly-traded entity. There were lots of takeaways here, but it's clear that EMC and its newly adopted parent, Dell, see a future in the cloud.
The headline is a bit over the top—as we all know there is plenty of room for everyone in the growing cloud market. While Alibaba is just an irritant in the public cloud space right now, it could end up with a slice of cloud business, especially in Asia, as this deal proves.
Banks have sometimes been reluctant to move their business to the public cloud for security reasons, but in recent years that's changing as financial services companies see what everyone else does. The cloud provides agility and speed at an attractive price with good security.
Taking stock of the cloud wars | Mattermark
Everyone wants a piece of the huge cloud market, but part of the problem is measuring revenue when each company has its own way of counting cloud dollars. One thing is clear, though. The market is big, getting bigger, and there's plenty of room for just about everyone to make some serious dough here.
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