Summer often means a slowdown in important news. That’s not so this week in the world of cloud computing.

Kelly Teal, Contributing Editor

July 12, 2023

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Not long after we reported that the European Commission was about to approve the long-pending Broadcom-VMware pairing, the agency did just that. While Broadcom still has some regulatory hurdles to jump, it has cleared one of the biggest. In this latest cloud computing news roundup, we look at the European Commission’s rationale for giving Broadcom the thumbs-up to buy VMware.

After that, we skip over to a key leadership upset at Google Cloud. “Employee No. 8” is moving from his executive role to one more focused on projects, and no people management. Find out who it is and what CEO Thomas Kurian had to say.

Then we look at how Akamai is handling the 2022 acquisition of indie cloud computing provider Linode. So far, it seems, so good. This week, Akamai unveiled a series of upgrades that partners will want to get their heads around.

Finally, we share a little ditty from Europe’s OVHCloud, a rising rival to the hyperscalers and a firm that sells through the channel. The company is big on its recent changes to its VMware capabilities for moving legacy applications into the cloud, an area where many partners work.

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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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