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The 10 Biggest Cloud Computing News Articles Of 2018

High-profile acquisitions, prominent executive moves, and efforts to win clients led many cloud providers to take the gloves off in their ongoing battle for market supremacy.

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1. IBM Claims Red Hat

This game-changing deal to be consummated some time next year has sent shockwaves throughout the cloud industry—which is just what IBM intended.

Like IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said, her company's pending $34 billion acquisition of the leading open source software vendor and container-tech player is about becoming a dominant force in hybrid cloud.

What the ramifications of IBM's latest acquisition will be, however, are still largely speculative, and will depend much on how Big Blue chooses to play its hand once it owns several open source platforms used ubiquitously to facilitate multi-cloud environments.

The industry is already preparing for a wave of consolidation by providers looking to counter the threat.

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