Aaron and Brian review the state of The Cloudcast, review the biggest stories in 2016, and make predictions about 2017.
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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.
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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?
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?
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