Cloud 5: AWS' zombie loophole, why private clouds kinda suck

Posted by Ron Miller on Feb 12, 2016 9:52:38 AM

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, Gmail's billion-user milestone shows the power of cloudSince Gmail crossed the one-billion-user milestone recently, I thought it was time for a brief history lesson explaining some of the converging trends that got us here.

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

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Cloud 5: 1B Gmail users, OpenStack challenges, 20 cool cloud vendors

Posted by Ron Miller on Feb 5, 2016 10:06:47 AM

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:

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Cloud 5: AWS now $8B business, Microsoft profits fall, but cloud grows

Posted by Ron Miller on Jan 29, 2016 10:07:53 AM

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, Private clouds face a losing battle. Private clouds are not a bad idea on the face of it, but it's hard for a company running a private cloud to keep up with the big boys like AWS who do it for a living.

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

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Cloud 5: Microsoft pledges $1 billion to nonprofits, cuts Azure prices

Posted by Ron Miller on Jan 22, 2016 9:34:08 AM

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,The cloud is no longer a pie-in-the-sky idea. At one time not that long ago, the cloud was a radical notion. Today, large companies like Netflix and GE are all in, and cloud vendors like Salesforce and AWS are approaching $7 billion in annual revenue.

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

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Cloud 5: How AWS is eating IT, Citrix sells cloud platform

Posted by Ron Miller on Jan 15, 2016 10:15:07 AM

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:

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Cloud 5: Cheaper cloud ahead, Intel's cloud bet, 2016 cloud conferences

Posted by Ron Miller on Jan 8, 2016 10:06:20 AM

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, The cloud is coming soon to a car near you. With CES this week, there's lots of talk about the connected car, and when cars need to connect to external devices and data sources, that's probably going to involve the cloud. 

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

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Cloud 5: The full cloud stack, 3 cloud trends, the cloud's key moment

Posted by Ron Miller on Dec 18, 2015 9:32:30 AM

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, Can anyone stop Amazon Web Services? As we head into 2016, lots of companies are fighting for a piece of the cloud pie, but the juggernaut that is AWS is going to be very tough to stop.

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

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Cloud 5: IBM and Cisco like video in the cloud, Google shows off CDN

Posted by Ron Miller on Dec 11, 2015 10:20:54 AM

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, Google working on its enterprise cloud strategy. Google appears to be enhancing its enterprise cloud strategy, which is probably a good idea because I hear about AWS and I hear about Azure — but I don't hear Google very much.

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

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Cloud 5: HPE's OpenStack strategy, Ballmer's Microsoft cloud complaints

Posted by Ron Miller on Dec 4, 2015 9:34:00 AM

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, HP & Microsoft put their heads together to fight AWS market dominance. HP announced it was replacing its in-house Infrastructure as a Service offering with Microsoft Azure. In spite of HP's messy cloud strategy, this is a reasonable approach for both companies to fight Amazon Web Service's market dominance.

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Cloud 5: Dell, EMC face challenges; container wars

Posted by Ron Miller on Nov 20, 2015 10:24:37 AM

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, 451 Research finds it's cheaper to spread out your cloud dollars. While it makes sense, 451 Research did the work and found that if you spread your cloud dollars around, you are better off than being loyal to any single cloud vendor.

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

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