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, Cloud begins to take hold in the C-suite. A recent survey of 1000 C-suite executives found surprisingly broad support for hybrid clouds, which seems to show that the cloud as a whole is mainstreaming as executives see the value in moving certain workloads there.And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:
It seems at long last the cloud debate could be coming to a close. The cloud has won. No more calls. It's not that simple of course, but the debate has clearly shifted as companies far and wide see the benefits of the cloud approach.
Not all cloud services are equally mature | Forrester Blogs
Sure, the cloud is maturing, but that doesn't mean that the cloud is a single entity and that you can judge all cloud companies equally. Of course, different vendors have a different place on the maturity spectrum and you need to take that into consideration when choosing your cloud vendors.
This is the question IT pros may be asking as they approach the new year. And the future looks so bright for cloud computing professionals, they better wear shades. That's because a recent study found that employers are learning a good cloud professional is hard to find and they don't come cheap. That sounds like a seller's market to me and demand will only likely grow in the coming year.
Five open source PaaS options you should know | TechRepublic
Platform as a service is perhaps the least understood of the cloud service offerings with its siblings infrastructure and software much better defined, but if you're a developer looking for a platform to take care of some of the heavy lifting for you, then this list of open source PaaS offerings might be a good place to start.
It's not exactly a secret that OpenStack is hotter than hot and as such if you're a developer you might want to get on board and take advantage. But perhaps you're scared off by some rumors you've heard about the platform. Fear not, this article takes on those developer myths and shatters them, leaving you little choice but to give OpenStack a closer look.
Note:This is the final Cloud 5 of the year. We will be returning on January 2nd refreshed and ready to deliver the best cloud links we can find. Happy Holidays to one and all and thanks for reading.