Google has long taken interest in the kinds of sync capabilities Firebase has built. The company uses REST APIs and extends the use of HTML 5 FileSystem APIs to keep Chromebooks in sync with its cloud services, for instance. With Firebase joining Google, the search giant will be able to extend those kinds of capabilities to a range of mobile and desktop platforms.
EMC has acquired Maginatics and Spanning Cloud Apps in a bid to bolster the company’s cloud and data recovery expertise, just a couple of weeks after the company bought OpenStack specialist Cloudscaling.
EMC announced it has acquired most of Cisco’s stake in VCE, the company jointly created by the two companies (along with VMware and Intel) in 2009 to sell converged compute, networking and storage offerings – Vblock Systems. The move is a sign growing competitive tensions among EMC, VMware and Cisco are coming to a head.
Both Citrix and RightSignature have worked together for a number of years now, but the acquisition will see RightSignature’s team join Citrix’s documents and cloud division, and tighter integration between RightSignature and Citrix ShareFile, the company’s document sharing and collaboration platform.
BAE Systems has announced the acquisition of SilverSky, a provider of cloud-based security with clients primarily in regulated sectors. Ian King, chief executive officer of BAE Systems said the move will bolster the company’s cybersecurity business.
Swedish networking incumbent Ericsson has acquired Sentilla, a California-based provider of datacentre infrastructure management and visibility software, for an undisclosed sum. Ericsson said the move will create new revenue opportunities in the enterprise segment.
The move is the latest in a series of acquisitions aimed at bolstering workload portability between OpenStack and other large clouds, with HP’s acquisition of Eucalyptus, Red Hat’s eNovance buy and Cisco’s purchase of Metacloud all taking place earlier this year.
Barely a week after HP announced it would split its business in two, Symantec, best known for its anti-virus products, announced it would split itself into two independent publicly-traded companies.
Box has acquired MedXT, a pioneer in cloud-based medical image viewing, sharing and collaboration, for an undisclosed sum. According to Box founder and chief executive officer Aaron Levie the acquisition will help the company make strong inroads into the healthcare sector.
Ericsson announced an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Apcera, a US-based startup that provides a multi-workload deployment and management platform as a service (PaaS).