In other cloud news, check out developments at Google Cloud, Kyndryl, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services.

Kelly Teal, Contributing Editor

November 3, 2023

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It’s been quite a week in the cloud computing world, starting with the unfinished Broadcom-VMware deal.

The $61 billion transaction was supposed to close this past Monday. That didn’t happen. China remains the holdup, with speculation swirling around retaliation due to new U.S. restrictions on chip exports.

Now that a few days have passed, several media outlets report that Broadcom CEO Hock Tan met with Chinese officials to try to persuade them to clear the Broadcom-VMware combination. Find out more on the first slide, by clicking the image above.

But stick around. There’s a new North American sales leader at Google Cloud. And Microsoft launched its long-awaited AI Copilot this week. Find out what a couple of cloud managed service providers think about the tool. Plus, Kyndryl, the IBM spinoff, has developed new services around Google Cloud’s offerings. Finally, Amazon Web Services recently made a big move in Europe. Get the scoop, starting with the latest on Broadcom-VMware.

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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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