Cloud 5: IBM and Cisco like video in the cloud, Google shows off CDN

Posted by Ron Miller on Dec 11, 2015 10:20:54 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, Google working on its enterprise cloud strategy. Google appears to be enhancing its enterprise cloud strategy, which is probably a good idea because I hear about AWS and I hear about Azure — but I don't hear Google very much.

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

IBM beefs up cloud video service with Clearleap buy | Computerworld

This week, IBM bought Clearleap, a high-end cloud video service that when combined with IBM's purchase of cloud storage vendor Cleversafe a couple of months ago, gives the company an interesting cloud video-storage mix.

Google previews its own content delivery network | Fortune

Google wants to deliver content more quickly, and that means setting up servers closer to their targets. As we wrote this week, Google has surprisingly few data centers compared to its rivals. This could be a way to help solve two problems with one technology.

How Goldman Sachs and Bank of America use the cloud and containers | Networkworld

The typical hackneyed argument against cloud computing is that it's not secure enough for regulated businesses like health care and financial services. In this piece, two financial services giants, Goldman Sachs and BofA, talk about their increasing use of cloud and container technology.

How to choose between the public, private, and hybrid cloud |

I'm not so sure the type of cloud model you use is something you choose or something that is simply driven by the makeup of your current approaches, but this article defines the different models for those who still might not know.

Cisco: Spark video conferencing trumps phone calls | CMSWire

Video seems to be on the minds of big tech companies this week. While IBM was buying Clearleap, Cisco was launching a new version of the Spark platform with a strong emphasis on video conferencing in the cloud.

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