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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, Blockchain is the cloud’s latest obsession. Every year the cloud focuses on a new tech. This year it’s Blockchain-as-a-Service.

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

Google’s latest attempt to make its cloud business friendly | Fortune

Google is now offering a service they hope will lure companies with perfectly functional legacy apps to their cloud. Essentially what they do is run a virtual machine with the legacy app and all its dependencies inside a cloud virtual machine. It lets companies move these apps without having to rewrite them for the cloud (which they have no real motivation to do).

AWS cloud platform will share cloud computing heights, CEO Jassy says | TechTarget

AWS CEO Andy Jassy reiterated at a conference last week, that there is room for more than one winner in the growing cloud market. While he’s confident AWS will be there, other large players (you can guess which ones) will also get their share in a multi-cloud world. Jassy still believes his company will be the primary vendor when all is said and done. No surprise there.

When the cloud meets storm clouds | DXC Blogs

With all of the mega storms we experienced this past hurricane season, there is never a better time to review your disaster recovery plan — you do have one, right? The cloud can play a major role in this because it can enable a business to keep running even if the physical buildings are not usable or accessible. It can also provide a way for employees to work remotely.

Pentagon aims high in cloud adoption strategy | Bloomberg Government

The government’s record on the cloud has been spotty, with some areas embracing it and others far behind, but it appears that the Pentagon is going to be all in on the cloud moving forward. They see it as a cheaper and more secure option and will be searching for an enterprise vendor that can handle secure data. Will they will settle on just one or go multi-cloud?

​Kubernetes takes a big step forward with version 1.8 | ZDNet

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation released the latest version of Kubernetes this week. The container orchestration tool is growing in popularity as containerization begins to take hold in the enterprise. Among the new features in this release is a new roles-based access control tool that lets admins dynamically enforce usage policies, a powerful capability. 

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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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