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Broadcom-VMware, Alibaba Cloud, Red Hat, Google Cloud: A Hefty Roundup

From the ‘landmark’ deal that just won’t come together to generative AI news galore, we have it here.

Kelly Teal

May 24, 2023

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If you thought the ‘landmark’ Broadcom-VMware deal would have been tied up by now, well, you’d be mistaken. And it’s not entirely clear when the companies will wrap up their intended $61 billion pairing. As part of this week’s cloud computing news roundup, we take a look at the latest goings-on with the planned Broadcom-VMware transaction.

There’s also a significant development at Alibaba Cloud. Parent company Alibaba, the China-based ecommerce giant, is going through with intended cuts to the cloud computing division. Find out more in the slideshow above.

Next up, prepare for a slew of generative AI news. From Red Hat and Google Cloud to Alteryx, it seems everyone in cloud is all about this fast-growing trend.

Finally, we round out this week’s roundup with a look at two cloud-centric research reports, one from Splunk, the other from CloudBolt Software. Both assess how organizations are managing their environments — or not, to be more accurate. The results point to significant opportunity for cloud channel partners to further guide and help customers.

Let’s start with the latest on Broadcom-VMware, though. Click the image above to start our latest slideshow.

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Kelly Teal

Contributing Editor, Channel Futures

Kelly Teal has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist, editor and analyst, with longtime expertise in the indirect channel. She worked on the Channel Partners magazine staff for 11 years. Kelly now is principal of Kreativ Energy LLC.

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