Cloud 5: Cloud goes to school, Microsoft's cloud challenge

Posted by Ron Miller on Mar 31, 2017 10:34:16 AM

5 3-31-17.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, AWS turns its attention to enterprise software. AWS jumped into SaaS with both feet this week when it announced Amazon Connect customer service software, but it may find itself in an unfamiliar spot — looking up at the leaders in a highly competitive market.

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

Here's what LinkedIn could mean for the Microsoft Cloud | Fortune

Interestingly enough, LinkedIn runs its own data centers. Given that, Microsoft, its new owner has a little cloud infrastructure called Azure, it would seem to make sense that moving LinkedIn to Azure would be a huge case study for Microsoft, but alas, nothing is that simple, as this article indicates.

How teachers see the classroom redefined by the cloud | Ars Technica

As we start to see the cloud move in and replace many enterprise technology practices, it shouldn't come as a surprise that a similar change is taking place in schools. But schools face a range of challenges beyond the average business as teachers work to incorporate cloud services into our children's education.

What Satya Nadella did at Microsoft | The Economist

In this excellent piece, The Economist takes a hard look at the transition that began with ascendency of Satya Nadella as company CEO. Surely, Nadella has changed the company culture and began a shift to a product set focused on cloud services, but it is far from a done deal and the company has many challenges ahead before you can say, "mission accomplished."

Cloud Native Computing Foundation grows with new projects and members | TechCrunch

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation has taken a central role in open source and the cloud being home to such pivotal projects as Google's Kubernetes, as well as Docker ContainerD and CoreOS rkt. As such, it's going to play a central role in the cloud in your company for some time to come, whether you know it or not.

In the cloud, you don’t need a college degree | Infoworld

The cloud has become so popular, and the demand for skills so great, that even if you don't have a college degree, the chances are if you have proper certification in a particular area of need such as AWS, the employer may be willing to overlook the lack of the degree. At this point, it's more about technical aptitude, than it is a Bachelor's degree.

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