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Special Report: Mergers, Acquisitions & IPOs Rocking the Cloud Market

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.

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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.

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JohnMason 4/25/2017 | 2:54:43 PM
Consolidation and barriers Will this consolidation raise size-based barriers to entry against smaller companies? In terms of programming innovation, maybe not, but in terms of buying market share and infrastructure for cloud services, maybe yes.
mhhfive 4/25/2017 | 11:09:52 AM
Re: Large Companies Cloud services, more often than not, benefit from massive scale. Sure, it's a myth that Amazon's AWS was started from excess datacenter capacity, but it's a plausible one. If a datacenter isn't running near capacity, it's probably a good idea to rent out the spare cycles. 

ak22 4/23/2017 | 4:36:36 PM
Market consolidation Such acquisitions could signify we're reaching a point of market consolidation and contraction, where there will be fewer significant competitors and more work done by those left to drive value and benefits for the customers and end-users.
danielcawrey 4/21/2017 | 4:21:59 PM
Large Companies Big companies want to buy technology and talent. 

One target I think might be interesting is Digital Ocean. With so many having to compete with Amazon, I wonder if that company would provide value to a larger organization?
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