Six of the best: CloudTech’s top cloud stories from the web

It’s that time again: here are CloudTech’s six favourite stories from around the web.

No prizes for guessing which story dominates the selections, but this month’s gamut is a mix of seat swapping, storage and smack talk.

1) Microsoft chief goes back to the future [Financial Times]: There wasn’t any other place to start. The biggest job in the IT industry was announced last week, and it’s not a coincidence that the new man in the hotseat, Satya Nadella, moves up from executive VP of Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise division.

While most articles make that connection, this FT analysis examines the “boardroom dance” Redmond now faces. Reporter Richard Waters is less than convinced that Nadella will have a clear run amid the prying eyes of Microsoft’s two previous CEOs, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer, although noted Gates’ new advisory role is “subtly diminished …