After Attunity (ATTU) announced an agreement to be acquired by Qlik in a deal valued at $560M, or $23.50 per share in cash, Needham analyst Jack Andrews called the timing "somewhat surprising" and said he believes "the chance of a competing offer is real." Andrews, who believes Attunity would gain more leverage as part of either a public cloud vendor
like Amazon Web Services (AMZN), Microsoft's (MSFT) Azure, or Google Cloud (GOOGL) or a larger technology firm that wants to further increase its presence in software, contends that the deal price represents a meaningful discount to its peers.
"We have long-stated that Red Hat is a strategic asset and while we are not aware of any merger and acquisition discussions or negotiations, we would not be surprised if a hyperscale cloud vendor
such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, or Oracle make a competing bid given Red Hat's strategic position within on-premise datacenters (over 100K customers)," wrote Stifel's Brad Reback.
Healthcare organizations need to keep in mind that whether they are using AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google, or IBM, every cloud vendor
has their own software stacks, and their unique approach to provisioning and managing tools.
'As many organizations migrate to cloud services, it is critical that their business and security objectives align, and that they establish rigorous controls of their own, versus solely relying on the cyber security measures provided by the cloud vendor
Organisations agree that one of the biggest challenges in moving to the cloud is the risk of cloud vendor
lock-in, cited by 84 per cent of Veritas survey respondents.
MariaDB AX provides modern analytics and data warehousing that scales with existing commodity hardware on premises or across any public, private or hybrid cloud platform, unrestricted from cloud vendor
One of Kubernetes key advantages is its ability to run an application on any public cloud, including Microsoft's Azure and Alphabet Inc's Google Cloud Platform, making it easier to migrate from one cloud vendor
today announced that it is realigning its corporate structure and technology to add a true Cloud Vendor
Management Systems (VMS) experience to its portfolio.
If you have never built your own private cloud storage, you will need to determine which private storage cloud vendor
has a easy-to-use and easy-to-manage, private cloud storage solution that will work for you.
CPAs do need to be aware of data breaches and do their due diligence in selecting a cloud vendor
. But keeping files in your office doesn't eliminate risk.
Further, the regulatory controls of a third-party cloud vendor
may not fit the compliance requirements for an organization.
The cloud vendor
, in some sense, might be able to provide better security, as they have scale and you have a relationship with them contractually, there are business associate agreements in place.