The cloud of the future is going to be very dependent on the connectivity and bandwidth of the devices it serves. As we move forward into a world of autonomous everything. The first immediate step to help us get to the autonomous world is going to be the next generation wireless network commonly being called 5G
The VMware fourth-quarter financial results were released at the beginning of March 2018. I’d like to share some of its highlights and offer some insight on what these results might indicate for the future. Let’s start out with the facts …
It has been almost five years since VMware laid out its vision based on the ideology behind the software-defined data center (SDDC). This announcement came during one of the keynote addresses during the VMworld 2013 conference in San Francisco, California. Since that time, VMware has been working diligently to make its vision a reality while helping to shape the definition of what a twenty-first-century data center is and will be moving forward.
What does the cloud vendor results tell us about 2017? According to the results from Cleveland Research, cloud vendors reported a banner year for 2017 that was an increase of 48% year over year. These overall results are on the high end of the 40% – 50% that was the expected targets and come in totaling $38.6 billion. The fourth quarter in 2017 had an accelerated growth to 50%, which is an overall increase of 4% in comparison to the prior quarter that came in with a 46% growth.
In light of industry news and financials reported by industry leaders at the end of last year, all indicators are pointing toward a very strong outlook for the market as we adventure into the year 2018.
In case you missed it, on January 8, 2018, SolarWinds, “a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software…announced it has completed the acquisition of Loggly, Inc., a provider of cloud-based log monitoring and log analytics software. With the transaction, the company also will add to its team of world-class software engineering talent.”