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, Big tech companies make huge gains led by cloud computing. It was a huge week in terms of market growth for Amazon, Microsoft, and Google — and cloud computing was a big part of the reason.

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

Serverless vs. containers: how serverless will win | Datamation

We certainly are hearing a great deal about serverless and container technologies in the cloud. Serverless is a kind of computing that launches based on a certain event trigger, while containers offer a different way to package applications over traditional virtual machines. This writer thinks serverless will come out the winner. I’m not sure it’s a contest.

IBM Cloud Private launches with bet open architecture wins hybrid cloud scrum | ZDNet

IBM Cloud Private is IBM’s private cloud product designed to help customers continue to keep some workloads in the data center, while transitioning to the cloud, and providing a common management framework regardless of where the data lives.

We’ve reached the cloud computing tipping point | Betanews

Cloud computing has reached the mainstream and if you need proof, look no further than the earnings reports last week from Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. It’s clear that while there is still much room for growth in the cloud market, it has reached acceptance from all but the most stubborn hold-outs.

Microsoft commercial cloud, Azure vs. Amazon Web Services is nice storyline, but misguided comparison | ZDNet

There is often an attempt to compare the Microsoft and Amazon cloud businesses, but the two companies have entirely different strengths. While Microsoft offers Azure infrastructure services, the majority of its cloud revenue comes from Office 365. The majority of AWS’s comes from infrastructure services. It’s tough to compare the two because of that. They each lead in those respective categories.

Intel moves higher on cloud, data center gains | CIO Today

Intel is a company that has generally suffered as the world has shifted to mobile and cloud computing. After all, it made its mark powering personal computers, but the company appears to be making a transition to offering chips for the data center and cloud, and it had a good quarter led by the cloud side of the business.

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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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