5 Powerhouse Cloud Vendors That Just Rounded Out Their Portfolios Through Acquisitions

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Upgrading Cloud Portfolios

Last week saw some of the largest cloud technology companies agree to purchase startups, and in some cases rivals, to bulk up their portfolios and gain an edge in an ultra-competitive market.

In each of the five deals listed below, name-brand giants -- Citrix Systems, VMware, Oracle, Google and Carbonite -- sought to add technical capabilities, market presence, and engineering talent to core product lines, rather than enter new categories.

The flurry of acquisition activity by companies of their stature shines a spotlight on the necessity of constantly upgrading already mature products and services as enterprise customers look for more comprehensive offerings.

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