Business Cloud News

$19 billion Western Digital acquisition of SanDisk gets EC approval

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The European Commission has announced its approval of the proposed take over of storage vendor SanDisk by Western Digital. The merger of the two US-based storage rivals will not adversely affect competition in Europe, the EC has ruled.

Juniper Networks buys telco cloud vendor BTI Systems

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Data centre infrastructure vendor Juniper Networks is to buy BTI Systems, a specialist developer of software-defined networking (SDN) tools and networking hardware, reports

IBM buys streaming service Ustream to boost its cloud video portfolio


IBM has announced another cloud video acquisition with the intention to purchase video streaming service provider Ustream.

PWC buys CRM and sales automation specialist Outbox

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PwC is to acquire technology consultant Poland-based Outbox Group, a cloud-based CRM and sales automation specialist.

Citrix to sell CloudPlatform and CloudPortal to Accelerite, improve XenApp


Citrix has announced it will sell its CloudPlatform and CloudPortal Business Manager systems to infrastructure software vendor Accelerite. The acquisition is expected to close in Q1 2016, subject to conditions.

Cloudability buys DataHero for more accurate cost analysis


Accounting start-up Cloudability has acquired data visualisation service provider DataHero, another cloud start-up that formed at about the same time.

Pivotal buys UK-based CloudCredo to acquire Cloud Foundry skills


London-based Cloud Foundry services provider CloudCredo has been bought by San Francisco-based software vendor Pivotal, a VMware spin off company.

Royal Mail bags couriering SaaS specialist NetDespatch

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The UK’s Royal Mail has bought cloud-based parcel management system NetDespatch in a bid to expand its range of services and global reach.

Microsoft acquires Metanautix with Quest for intelligent cloud


Microsoft has bought Californian start up Metanautix for an undisclosed fee in a bid to improve the flow of analytics data as part of its ‘intelligent cloud’ strategy.

Dell EMC takeover raises questions about Virtustream and Perot Systems

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Two new developments have been reported this week as Dell and EMC attempt to resolve the $67 billion question of how to finance one of the biggest mergers in the history of technology.