Some must read cloud computing blogs
By Kristian Male
Published on June 20, 2018
The growth in cloud computing has been exceptional the last couple of years. Forbes reported in 2017 that the spend on cloud computing will grow to $162B within 2020, and that 74% of CFO’s within tech thinks cloud computing will have the most measurable impact on their business.
This means it has become more and more important to stay on top of this phenomenon. What better way to do this than reading up on some cloud computing blogs written by the industries brightest minds? Here’s our list of favorite cloud computing blogs that you should follow.
Compare the Cloud
Compare the Cloud is an extremely active cloud computing blog, posting content written by numerous big shots from the cloud computing industry. They don’t just post blog posts, they add educational and informative videos featuring discussions of subjects within the cloud environment.
One of their latest blog posts “How working with multiple technologies can impact your salary” dives into how your digital skillset can help boost your salary. The post is written by James Lloyd Townshend, CEO of a global recruitment company with focus on tech business.
CloudTech is a community that consist of thought leaders like Ian Moyse and Sebastian Krause, all professionals with a deep knowledge of cloud computing. They bring you the latest news from the cloud business, quickly covering new happenings and events. They also cover other tech areas like Digital Marketing, Tech Development, Telecom, Connected Cars and so on.
In “How cloud scalability is seducing the financial sector”, Cloud tech looks at how cloud computing can revolutionize the financial sector and why they should welcome it with open arms.
The CloudCast isn’t really a written blog. It’s more a podcast, really. But they do publish every podcast on their website in separate posts with relevant notes and links for each one. The show is hosted by Aaron Delp and Brian Gracely, but they have guests on each of their casts that are relevant to the subject on hand.
In a fresh episode, they look at how Google Cloud Databases works and what existing users think of the platform. They also create a bunch of how-to episodes, teaching the listeners about how they use different services and so on.
All Things Distributed
The CTO over at Amazon, Werner Vogels, got some great thoughts new innovations in all kinds of sub-categories of tech. Although there isn’t that much activity from him on a regular basis, the content definitely provides value for the readers.
In one of his latest articles, Werner looks at how containers combined with new workflows have rapidly increased the adoption of containers and the cloud.
Google Cloud Platform
One must not forget the individual cloud providers official blogs. While you should follow the blogs from the services and platforms you use, we want highlight the GPC blog.
If your software is running on the Google Cloud Platform, their blog provide a bunch of useful tips for how you can utilize their service in the most efficient way possible. An example would be their blog post explaining how Kubernete can help you map out external services you use that are outside your own cluster.
So let’s look at a blog from a SaaS service provider. The Dropbox blog is a great place to look at if you use their application. While many focus on keeping their readers updated on the industry, Dropbox let’s their readers look at different use cases. Some of them are quite easy to click on, like this post on how the Golden State Warriors use Dropbox to keep everyone up-to-date on the latest documentations, like scouting reports and so on.