IBM has acquired natural language processing specialist AlchemyAPI which the company said it would integrate with its cloud-based cognitive computing as a service platform Watson. The move will bolster the Watson developer ecosystem while expanding its capabilities.
Amazon has acquired 2lemetry, an Internet of Things startup that provides a cloud-based middleware platform linking connected devices with back-end data services.
Linux containerisation heavyweight Docker has acquired SocketPlane, a small startup focused on bringing SDN capabilities to the container world.
Barely a week after the company’s last acquisition Box announced it has purchased Subspace, a mobile security and browser containerisation startup based in Berkeley, California.
NTT Com announced it would by a majority stake in one of Germany’s largest datacentre operators, e-shelter, for an undisclosed sum, in a move that will boost the number of datacentres managed by NTT Group’s enterprise-focused subsidiary close to the 140 mark.
HP said it plans to buy wireless networking gear specialist Aruba Networks for roughly $3bn in a move aimed at bolster the enterprise tech firm’s wireless networking expertise.
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) the storage-focused subsidiary of Hitachi announced plans to acquire SAP and cloud service specialist oXya. The move comes barely a week after the firm signalled its intent to gobble up big data Pentaho.
Infosys is to acquire Panaya, a firm specialising in automating, fine-tuning and upgrading SAP and Oracle workloads, for about $200m.
UK datacentre player Telecity Group announced this week the company would merge with Dutch datacentre and colocation specialist Interxion in a $2.2bn deal that would see the latter become part of the former.
Cloud app store specialist AppDirect has secured $50m in its latest round of funding, bringing the total capital raised by the firm to just over $110m.