Over the past five years, where the bulk of Microsoft's revenue comes from has skewed quite a bit. As the company begins to transition its Windows OS to become a "service" (and not to mention, largely giving it away for free up-front) and deal with other products that are suffering decreased revenue, the company has been putting a lot of effort into its cloud solutions.
Today, Microsoft's Azure platform is huge, and feature-rich. To give an idea of just how much cloud matters to Microsoft, there is a lot of Linux that runs throughout its own solutions. The company would of course prefer its customers stick with Windows, but business is business.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Now, we hear of a rumor that Microsoft has just bolstered its cloud solutions by about $320 million, thanks to the picking-up of Israel-based Adallom.
Adallom's ultimate focus is to make sure cloud solutions are as secure and stable as possible. The company's product has a multitude of different perks, but Microsoft ultimately wants to enhance the monitoring capabilities of its services, raise red flags quicker, and keep things running smoothly.