The Year In Cloud
Following a year that saw game-changing strategic acquisitions, such as Microsoft buying LinkedIn and Oracle buying NetSuite, as well as high-profile public cloud retreats by the likes of HPE, Cisco, and Verizon, the year 2017 offered the cloud industry a respite from the tumult. The year was characterized by strategic cooperation between cloud vendors.
While 2017 may have lacked some of the excitement of its predecessor, the developments that took place across the industry may ultimately prove more enduring.
Partnerships between name-brand technology giants with established niches in the cloud market became the norm as those vendors recognized the need for comprehensive offerings spanning public and on-premises environments. Those deals continued paving the way for the proliferation of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, containers, Internet of Things and big data analytics.
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