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The Best of the Week (Apr. 4): Cloud Zone

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This Best of the Week includes two articles that are part of the first monthly supplement for the 2014 Cloud Platform Research Report, which is available for free download here.

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (Apr. 4 to Apr. 10). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. Continuous Delivery and Platform-as-a-Service: A World of PaaSibilities

Just as continuous integration gives way to continuous delivery, IaaS naturally leads to PaaS. This is echoed by 2014 predictions that value will start to migrate “up the stack” from IaaS to PaaS. Let’s now turn our focus to PaaS and talk about what can and can’t be done with CI and CD on PaaS.

2. DZone Research Cloud News Update (April 7)

Things continue to evolve in the Cloud industry every day. Pivotal made waves by spinning off Cloud Foundry into its own foundation in late February, and IBM acquired Cloudant, and the Amazon-Google-Microsoft price wars are out of control. Here's all the best industry news updates through April 7th.

3. Why You Should Switch to Cloud Based Solutions

The popularity of cloud computing has been increasing rapidly since it was invented and the reason for this is that it has numerous benefits to offer. A majority of medium and small sized businesses are switching to cloud based solutions and owners are smiling all the way to the bank after the switch.

4. The Cloudcast #136 - 3D Printing & The Future of Manufacturing

Aaron and Brian talk with Rich Stump (@RichStump), Founder/Principle of FATHOM, about the evolution of 3D printing; how companies are using rapid prototyping to introduce new products; how the materials and process are improving to allow almost every industry to participate and how new ideas (eg. KickStarter campaigns) can be improved and accelerated.

5. DZone Weekly Link Roundup (April 9)

This week in the link roundup: Oculus VR's security issues, a new release of Apache CloudStack, SIMD Javascript support hits browsers, a word on cloud providers from Engine Yard, the top four performing SQL databases, Mozilla CEO steps down, it's not Microsoft Azure, and IE6 is dead.

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