The Cloudcast #284 - 2016 Review & 2017 Predictions
December 28, 2016
68 min
Aaron and Brian review the state of The Cloudcast, review the biggest stories in 2016, and make predictions about 2017. Show Links: Get a free eBook from O'Reilly media or use promo code PCBW for a discount - 40% off Print Books and 50% off eBooks and videos 2016 Predictions 2015 Predictions 2014 Predictions Show Notes: Housekeeping:  Listens up 70% YoY; 50 Shows in 2016
 2017 will be the 7th year of the show.  Thank you to 2016 Sponsors: Intel Cloud For All, Service Now
  [DONATIONS] Krispy Kreme Challenge 2017
  Most Popular Shows: Serverless, DevOps, Containers, Microservices) - all time shows all in 2016
  VC Funding + M&A activities: now over $7.6B ($2.65B VC, $4.98B M&A, 25 acquisitions) - last year closed just north of $5B. 
  The Cloudcast listed on several “watch lists” for Blogs/Podcasts
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  “The Technical MBA” project Looking Back at 2016: Tech Acquisitions + M&A + IPO:  Oracle bought NetSuite (SaaS consolidation) Dell finalized acquisition of EMC/VMware/Pivotal (Hardware consolidation) Nutanix IPO (down about 23%) Software-Eating the World M&A: Unilever acquires Dollar Shave Club (personality, online only) Walmart acquires Jet (like Amazon.com) GE Digital acquires ServiceMax (field services via cloud) Capital One gives away Echo at AWS re:Invent Prediction Topic 1 - Technology Enterprises and the Public Cloud - how does this evolve? 
 Containers (ecosystem)  Serverless 
 AI, Machine Learning, Data Gravity
 SDN? Remember that?
 (Hyper) Converged Infrastructure Prediction Topic 2 - The Economy VC funding has been down. Do we see fire-sale acquisitions?
 Have VC moved out of the segment that we discuss on The Cloudcast? 
 Will more legacy vendors go private-equity (eg. Cisco, Juniper, NetApp, etc.)?
 Most have thrown in the towel on visions of public cloud
 If the economy goes bad, does that help SaaS or IaaS more (capex vs. open)?  Prediction Topic 3 - Politics Will Trump pick a fight with Jeff Bezos? 
 Will regulation impact things like autonomous driverless vehicles?
 Will there be any efforts to encourage work outside the major tech areas? Show Feedback? Email: show at thecloudcast dot net Twitter: @thecloudcastnet YouTube: 
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