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:

Box CEO Aaron Levie on Recode decode | Recode

Box has been around for 13 years now and CEO and co-founder Aaron Levie sat down with Recode’s Kara Swisher to discuss the challenges of being a SaaS company and the long journey from founding to IPO and beyond.

Amazon’s Peter DeSantis sheds light on cloud giant’s custom chip strategy | GeekWire

For most companies, you can get by with the standard issue Amazon infrastructure offerings and do just fine, but some specialized verticals like pharma and oil and gas may have more specific requirements that a generic offering can’t provide. Amazon’s custom chips could help expand their market to these more specialized needs.

5G will transform the enterprise cloud | Light Reading

5G has a ton of potential to change the way we think of mobility by increasing the speed at which we can deliver services. That could give rise to entirely new apps that weren’t possible before, and that could have a big impact on the cloud due to the mobile-cloud connection.

Microsoft Azure IoT central updates provide more device visibility | eWeek

Microsoft is banking a number of modern technologies to boost its cloud business. One of them is IoT, which has big resource demands just because of the sheer number of IoT devices expected to go online in the next decade. This week it released some tools to give more visibility into those devices.

The 10 hottest cloud computing startups of 2018 (so far) | CRN

The cloud has been a hot bed for startups over the last decade and CRN dug into the hottest startups so far this year. The results could surprise you.

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Ron Miller is a freelance technology reporter and blogger. He is contributing editor at EContent Magazine and enterprise reporter at TechCrunch.

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