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The Best of the Week (Jan. 31): Cloud Zone

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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (Jan. 31 to Feb. 6). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. Take Our Survey and be Part of DZone's New Cloud Platform Research Report!

The DZone Research team wants to know what features and services you care about when comparing PaaS and IaaS products. Help DZone get a better idea of the trends in PaaS and IaaS preferences and usage, and you'll be entered to win an iPad Air, Windows Surface, or Samsung Tab 10!

2. Is OpenStack Object Store a Base for a Video CDN?

Video CDN are amazing from technical aspect as we are talking about high scale systems with some unique business cases. This article shares some of the design aspects regarding these systems, and discusses the uses and implementation of the CDN.

3. Talking SwiftStack with Founder and CEO Joe Arnold

Several different discussions came out of Venture Beat's CloudBeat conference, including panels with PayPal, Puppet Labs, Disney, CloudStack, and SwiftStack. This article includes a video discussion with SwiftStack's CEO and Found Joe Arnold.

4. Getting Started the Right Way with AWS

This article is part of the Continuous Delivery Blueprints series. It discusses how to go from no cloud infrastructure and no continuous integration set up to having a functioning Continuous Delivery Pipeline in Amazon Web Services. It discusses high level topics while also providing a reference implementation so it’s easy to follow along with.

5. IBM Mail Next & the Future of Email UI in the SaaS Sector

IBM is has become comfortable adopting the approach of SaaS, and now they're focusing on changing the way people interface with email applications. IBM is creating an email application that moves away from a management tool with embedded features, and moving towards an interface dashboard with mail just being one of the capabilities.