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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, Forecast sees massive reduction of traditional data centers by 2021. In a bold prediction, Cisco stated that only 6 percent of workloads would be processed in traditional data centers in just three years.

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

IT needs to start thinking about 5G and edge cloud computing |

Whether you realize it or not, computing is increasingly move to the edge where it can be processed without the latency of going to the cloud and back. This article presents a tidy clear explanation of the technical reasons behind this shift.

Look at stupid, sexy Kubernetes with all the cloud firms hanging off its musclebound arms | The Register

Kubernetes, the open source container orchestration tool, originally created by Google entered the big time last year. And last week, it took another step toward the enterprise mainstream when Red Hat bought Kubernetes vendor CoreOS for $250 million.

Microsoft is trying to poach Dropbox and Google customers with free OneDrive deal | The Verge

How do you beat the competition in enterprise online storage? How about offering up three years of your business product for free to get them away from your competitors. That’s what Microsoft is doing with its latest gambit to lure customers from its rivals.

Former Intel president Renee James is back with new chip company | Fortune

Former Intel president Renee James spent 28 years at the chip giant, so she knows a thing or two about the business. This week, she announced her new chip company, Ampere, that takes aim at computing at the edge.

How cloud computing is changing management | HBR

Cloud computing is not only changing the way we create and deliver products and services, it is actually have an impact on the way managers run companies. The very attributes of scalability and flexibility that draw technologists to the cloud could also have an impact on the way companies deal with customers too.

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