Microsoft Layoffs, Broadcom-VMware, Google Cloud, AWS: Cloud News Galore

It's a big week in cloud computing news with Microsoft layoffs, a big loan for Broadcom because of VMware, Google Cloud and AI, AWS and AI, and more.

Kelly Teal, Contributing Editor

July 10, 2024

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Ready for a meaty cloud computing roundup with news about Microsoft layoffs, Broadcom’s big loan to pay for its VMware acquisition, Google Cloud’s AI certification and a whole lot more?

Good, because it’s all right here.

We’ll kick things off with a look at all those reports concerning another round of Microsoft layoffs. Then we’ll move into the latest facets of the Broadcom-VMware transaction. From there, if you’re a Google Cloud partner specializing in AI, you’ll want to know what just happened this week.

After that, Amazon Web Services has achieved a milestone with the free cloud training it debuted in December 2020. The world’s largest computing provider also just inked a new arrangement with consultancy Deloitte. The companies will focus on, no surprise, generative AI.

Next, indie cloud computing providers Civo and DigitalOcean have announcements as well. Civo is touting the results of a survey it conducted with current and former VMware users. See who says they're paying a whole lot more than expected to access their same VMware platforms post-Broadcom. And DigitalOcean has hired someone to take on a brand-new role. 

We’ll wrap up with tidbits from channel-friendly companies Vast Data (hint: It's about Nvidia), Mission Cloud and NetApp (another hint: Expect capabilities for gen AI, VMware and AWS). 

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Start the slideshow above with a look at Microsoft layoffs and Broadcom’s multibillion-dollar financing.

About the Author(s)

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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