Cloud Computing: The 2015 Trends and Predictions of 2016

Grazed from CloudWards.net. Author: Editorial Staff.

Mergers and acquisitions have changed the financial situations of cloud computing companies. Innovations and advancements are setting the technological tone for the year past and the one to soon come.

Looking Back at 2015

The cloud computing world consolidated with several companies involved in:

  • Mergers
  • Partnerships
  • Acquisitions

The highest price tag of 2015 was $67 billion, paid by Dell for EMC, including its VMware virtualization software. Dell was in the news also for a new partnership with Microsoft to create Azure in a Box, a cloud system that can be used in multiple industries. Meanwhile, Microsoft also announced a partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise that involves each being a preferred partner to the other...

The partnership followed in the wake of HP Cloud’s report that it was shutting down its public cloud, to better focus on private and hybrid clouds. In the UK, cloud provider Iomart acquired hosting company UnitedCommunication. Carbonite, ownCloud, Adobe, and Dropbox were among the other companies heavily involved in partnerships and M&A...

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