Cloud 5: A surprising cloud benefit, Google's shift to renewables

Posted by Ron Miller on Dec 9, 2016 9:53:41 AM

5 12-9-16.jpgWelcome 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, Agility remains a major cloud selling point. AWS's Andy Jassy drove home that agility remains one of the key benefits of cloud computing — and that's true regardless of your vendor.

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

One benefit of cloud migrations may surprise you | Fortune

While we've discused the obvious benefits of agility and flexibility when it comes to the cloud, this article suggests that using more modern toolsets in the cloud will also help companies attract better talent.

Microsoft expands enterprise cloud services | SD Times

Sure, AWS had the spotlight last week, but that doesn't mean Microsoft didn't have some cloud announcements of its own. In fact, Microsoft announced a new R server aimed at data scientists processing big data loads.

Serverless: The next step in cloud computing’s evolution | Networkworld

We know that the cloud originally moved virtual machines from the data center to the cloud, but we are slowly starting to see a changeover from pure VMs (which still have a place) to containers and microservices and to serveless computers. Instead of running a server all the time, you only access server power based on event triggers — pretty fascinating stuff.

Google to achieve 100% renewable power next year | Geekwire

There was always this belief that moving from physical to digital would pollute less. This hasn't always been the case because going digital requires cloud data centers, and these weren't always running on clean energy sources. Google plans to run its data centers on 100 percent renewable energy, mostly wind power, by next year. 

Capital One rides the cloud to tech company transformation | Computerworld

We hear an awful lot about the role of the cloud in digital transformation, but Capital One is not only talking the talk, it appears to be the walking the walk, and making substantive changes to undertake that transformation.Intronis MSP Solutions State of the Industry Survey

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