Cloud 5: HPE's OpenStack strategy, Ballmer's Microsoft cloud complaints

Posted by Ron Miller on Dec 4, 2015 9:34:00 AM

Cloud 5Welcome 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, HP & Microsoft put their heads together to fight AWS market dominance. HP announced it was replacing its in-house Infrastructure as a Service offering with Microsoft Azure. In spite of HP's messy cloud strategy, this is a reasonable approach for both companies to fight Amazon Web Service's market dominance.

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

An inside look at Hewlett Packard’s OpenStack evolution | Silicon Angle

HP hasn't had an easy time in recent years, but with Hewlett Packard Enterprise as its own company now, it has a fresh deal with Microsoft and a more mature OpenStack offering. In this video, HPE's Tom Norton discusses the company's OpenStack strategy.

Amazon on track to exceed $7 billion a year in AWS cloud services | Forbes

Well, maybe the rich do keep getting richer. As AWS continues to roll along, the latest annual revenue estimates are now over $7 billion. 

7 Reasons why startups should migrate to the cloud |

This is the kind of article that makes me wonder why a startup wouldn't have started in the cloud, but the story is really about why startups should be using the cloud in the first place, which I suspect most know already.

Ballmer chides Microsoft over cloud revenue disclosures | Bloomberg

Things got interesting in Redmond this week when the former CEO Steve Ballmer made a lot of noise about how the company reports its cloud revenue. Ballmer was speaking as a big shareholder, rather than a former employee, but came off as pretty harsh.

Google launches Cloud Vision API so anyone can tap its image recognition tech | VentureBeat

Google opened up its Cloud Vision API, allowing any developer to make use of its powerful image recognition technology with a simple REST API call.

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