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In the Know: Top 5 Must-Read Cloud Stories, Jan. 28

Here's Talkin' Cloud list of must-read cloud computing stories for January 26. Today's column features CloudBees, Microsoft and AT&T.

Talkin' Cloud at the end of each day pulls out five must-read cloud computing stories from the news cycle for its readers to review in the morning. Today's column features CloudBees, Microsoft (MSFT) and AT&T (T).

Some of these stories have been gathered from Talkin' Cloud's article database, while others have been collected from elsewhere. If we missed something, feel free to leave a comment below. We might just add it into the mix.

Here's today's list of must-read cloud computing stories.

Winter Storm Juno: How Are Northeast-Based Cloud Services Providers Holding Up? There have been some updates since yesterday. Did LogMeIn and Kaseya survive Winter Storm Juno? Find out here.

If you're a CSP in the Northeast, Talkin' Cloud wants to hear from you. Send Talkin' Cloud Executive Editor CJ Arlotta an email at cj.arlotta"at"penton.com with your updates.

CloudBees Adds $23.5M in Financing. CloudBees has secured $23.5 million in a financing round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. Existing investors Matrix Partners, Verizon Ventures and Blue Cloud Ventures also participated in the financing round. To date, CloudBees has raised nearly $50 million in total financing; the continuous delivery (CD) platform provider previously added $11.2 million in Series C financing last March.

Click here for Talkin' Cloud's Top 100 CSP list

Microsoft: Commercial Cloud Revenue Up 114%. commercial cloud revenue rose 114 percent in the fiscal 2015 second quarter, marking its sixth consecutive quarter of triple-digit commercial cloud revenue growth. The technology giant's commercial cloud revenue is now on an annualized revenue run rate of $5.5 billion too.

AT&T to Acquire Nextel Mexico for $1.875 Billion. AT&G this week reached an agreement with NII Holdings (NIHD), a multinational telecommunications company, to acquire its wireless business in Mexico for $1.875 billion. Under terms of the agreement, AT&T will acquire companies, which operate under the name Nextel Mexico, holding all of NII's wireless properties in Mexico, including spectrum licenses, network assets, retail stores and approximately 3 million subscribers.

VMware delivers solid Q4. VMware (VMW) yesterday delivered its Q4 financial results: It reported Q4 earnings of $326 million on revenue of $1.7 billion, up 15 percent from a year ago. For 2014, the virtualization company reported earnings of $886 million on revenue of $6.04 billion, up 16 percent from a year ago.

Follow CJ Arlotta on Twitter @cjarlotta and Google+ for further updates on the story above — or if you just want to say hello.

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