You be the judge.
Sometimes it’s just good to review the basics.
This book was recommeded to me by a former colleague. Written for developers but sysadmins can learn a lot from it. I’m about halfway thru and it is a great read.
An interesting look at the actual Capital Expenditure spending on cloud infrastructure by the big cloud “players”.
I signed up for Ryan Kroonenberg’s course on AWS a while back and it has really been worth my time. Ryan is a great instructor and always ready to answer any questions. I highly recommend that you get up to speed on AWS even if your current situation is perpendicular to cloud. You will lean a ton of good stuff!
Update: A Cloud Guru is now offering tutorials on GCP, the Google Cloud Platform.
A great post here from Yves Trudeau, who is one of the the top database tuning experts in the world. A previous company I worked for hired Yves (via his company, Percona) to help with some DB issues and I was fortunate to spend a couple of days with him.