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:
Just when you thought you were getting a grip on the cloud, along comes a newer technology that has the potential to change how we think of cloud virtual machines. Instead of putting up a server, whether you’re using it or not, you only pay for server time based on trigger events. This is known as serverless computing (even though a server is still there).
Where Kubernetes is headed and why boring is good | ServerWatch
With technology shifting and changing at such a rapid rate, there is certainly value in some stability. When an open source project like Kubernetes begins to enter the mainstream, it brings with it a set of tooling to make it work in a consistent (some might say boring) way.
With the New York Times in the midst of a massive cloud computing initiative, it has hired its first female CIO (and the first person in general to hold this role in 4 years). Perhaps that’s because the company is nearing the end of an 18 month cloud migration project as it has moved from running its own data centers to AWS.
As Intel has watched their bread and butter business building chips for PCs begins to shrink, the cloud comes to the rescue as cloud datacenters require many servers and many of them are running Intel chips. That led to a 24 percent increase in from the company’s Data Center Group, helping to propel the company to an excellent quarter.
SAP, the German ERP giant reported excellent performance from its cloud business in its most recent earnings report, topping €1 billion for the first time. The company also announced plans to launch a CRM product as a result of its acquisition of Callidus Software in January.
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