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7 Acquisitions that Point to Cloud Maturity

While strides are indeed being made in the world of cloud computing, the most recent mergers and acquisitions show a marketplace that is beginning to mature.
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Microsoft acquires Avere

Most cloud computing plans start with a secure location to store important data. Previously, the market demand largely revolved around the need for high-capacity, low-cost, data archiving space for the mountains of aging data that companies kept in house. Amazon Glacier and Google Nearline/Coldline have been two popular choices for the enterprise. Yet, as cloud usage matures, businesses are now starting to increasingly require high-performance storage options as they migrate or build latency-sensitive apps and data into the cloud. Microsoft’s announcement that they acquired Avere Systems – a cloud-based, high-performance NFS and SMB file-storage platform – shows that cloud providers are looking to give customers the option to move and manage even more apps and data in the cloud.

Andrew has well over a decade of enterprise networking under his belt through his consulting practice, which specializes in enterprise network architectures and datacenter build-outs and prior experience at organizations such as State Farm Insurance, United Airlines and the ... View Full Bio

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