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, OpenStack makes some important friends. OpenStack turned 5 last month. This week it made some important friends who want to help accelerate the open source cloud project.
And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:
Containers 101: 10 Terms To Know | InformationWeek
We are constantly hearing about containers these days, but not everyone understands what containerization is about. This handy primer explains what you need to know about this important technology.
VMware Plays the Hybrid Cloud Card | IT BusinessEdge
VMware is learning it needs to expand beyond virtual machines to survive, and it's taking its shot with the hybrid cloud model. To that end, it has even started offering its own Infrastructue as a Server product, competing with giants.
Microsoft Azure Cuts Some VM Prices | TechCrunch
Microsoft wasn't sitting still while VMware tried to grab a piece of its IaaS business. It struck back with price cuts on its virtual machine technology as the battle for tech domination continues.
Saleforce is trying to redefine itself as well with a brand new interface and a new approach to its CRM products, offering a series of vertically focused products, designed to work with specific industries. The first two are healthcare and financial services, but expect more as it continues developing this new approach.
VMware: Five big takeways from VMworld | Fortune
VMware is at a crossroads where its technology is no longer cutting edge and it needs to move in different directions to thrive in the future. When it held its big customer conference VMworld this week, it continued to reveal some of the ways it hopes to make that transformation and this piece looks at some of the big takeways from that important conference.
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