The cloud computing market is in a constant state of flux, with new services and technologies being added on an almost daily basis. This year has proved no different.
However, 2017 started off with a series of mergers and acquisitions in the cloud space that have accelerated those changes. Hewlett Packard Enterprise
inked three deals in four months, while Cisco paid $3.7 billion for AppDynamics as that startup was about to go public.
Microsoft, VMware, Intel and a host of other large tech companies have also cut deals that will add new capabilities to their cloud portfolios as well.
In addition, a rash of initial public offerings (IPOs) from Mulesoft, Cloudera and other startups have fueled new interest in going public. With those firms flush with cash, analysts expect even more deals as the market enters the second half of 2017.
To help readers get a handle on all these changes, Enterprise Cloud News has produced a special report called "Mergers, Acquisitions & IPOs Are Rocking the Cloud," which takes an objective look at the biggest cloud deals of 2017 so far, what they mean for IT, and how they can affect your business. Only registered readers of Enterprise Cloud News can access the report -- if you haven't done so already, you can register here.
Amazon released its first-quarter financial results on April 27. Although AWS once again slowed a bit, the company's public cloud platform is still pulling in impressive amounts of money for the retail giant.