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, In latest volley in cloud wars, IBM sues to stop former exec from joining AWS. When an IBM exec decided to jump ship and join AWS, all hell broke loose.

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

Warning: Your shiny new cloud is already legacy | Datamation

I realize it took people the better part of a decade to finally adopt the cloud, but it may already be heading to the legacy designation. Hard to believe, I know, but just as you were getting used to the idea, the cloud could be supplanted by next-generation technology.

Amazon jumps on Kubernetes bandwagon | ZDNet

Every once in a while, AWS surprises us. This week was one of those times. The company, which controls a good amount of the public cloud market, decided to jump on the Kubernetes bandwagon, the open source cloud container management tool originally developed by none other than Google.

Everything you ever wanted to know about serverless computing | Diginomica

Serverless computing is a fascinating concept. Instead of launching a virtual machine in the cloud and paying to operate it, you create a set of event triggers, and you only pay when an event happens. It’s difficult to understand how it works, but this article provides a good overview to help.

Microsoft reorg reflects accelerated cloud push | Redmondmag

As though it wasn’t obvious to everyone already, Microsoft recently reorganized their company with an emphasis on cloud technologies. Given that the cloud has been one of the primary focuses being pushed by Satya Nadella since he came on board as CEO, this is hardly a big surprise.

The new wave of Brazilian SaaS innovators | TechCrunch

The next wave of SaaS companies might not come from Silicon Valley or even New York or Boston. They may come from Brazil or other countries that are just as capable at coming up with viable cloud software businesses as anyone else, and perhaps are in a position to solve problems unique to their markets that might not be on the radar of U.S. startups.

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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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