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The Cloud And Container News That Made Headlines In 2016 — Part 2

This is the second and final part of the series covering the key events of 2016 from the cloud and container world. The first part is available here.

Google joins Open Compute Project

Facebook-led Open Compute Project (OCP) is getting traction. Google joined OCP in March 2016, and submitted a specification that includes 48V power distribution along with a new form factor to allow OCP racks to fit its datacenters.

Google is known to build custom infrastructure based on commodity hardware. Its contribution to OCP will benefit the community in deriving the best practices from decades of experience in running web-scale workloads.

Salesforce and AWS buddy up

Salesforce has decided to utilize Amazon’s global presence for its datacenter expansion. The company will start using AWS for its core products including Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, and App Cloud, for parts of its international services.

Satya Nadella tried convincing Marc Benioff to use Azure for delivering its SaaS offerings. But given the existing relationship and synergies, Marc went with AWS.

Read the entire article at Forbes

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Janakiram MSV heads the Cloud Infrastructure Services at Aditi Technologies. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies. In his current role, he leads a highly talented engineering team that focuses on migrating and managing applications deployed on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.
Janakiram is an industry analyst with deep understanding of Cloud services. Through his speaking, writing and analysis, he helps businesses take advantage of the emerging technologies. He leverages his experience of engaging with the industry in developing informative and practical research, analysis and authoritative content to inform, influence and guide decision makers. He analyzes market trends, new products / features, announcements, industry happenings and the impact of executive transitions.
Janakiram is one of the first few Microsoft Certified Professionals on Windows Azure in India. Demystifying The Cloud, an eBook authored by Janakiram is downloaded more than 100,000 times within the first few months. He is the Chief Editor of a popular portal on Cloud called www.CloudStory.in that covers the latest trends in Cloud Computing. Janakiram is an analyst with the GigaOM Pro analyst network where he analyzes the Cloud Services landscape. He is a guest faculty at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) where he teaches Big Data and Cloud Computing to students enrolled for the Masters course. As a passionate speaker, he has chaired the Cloud Computing track at premier events in India.
He has been the keynote speaker at many premier conferences, and his seminars are attended by thousands of architects, developers and IT professionals. His sessions are rated among the best in every conference he participates.
Janakiram has worked at the world-class product companies including Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services and Alcatel-Lucent. Joining as the first employee of Amazon Web Services in India, he was the AWS Technology Evangelist. Prior to that, Janakiram spent 10 years at Microsoft Corporation where he was involved in selling, marketing and evangelizing the Microsoft Application Platform and Tools.