Managed services provider Annodata has acquired Keltec, a UK-based IT solutions and cloud services provider, for an undisclosed sum. Andrew Harman, Annodata’s managing director said the move will bolster its expansion into cloud services.
The acquisition will see most of Aorato’s team join Microsoft, with the company ceasing to sell its flagship product, Directory Services Application Firewall (DAF). It’s unclear where Aorato’s technology will sit in the Microsoft portfolio but it would make sense to offer it as part of AD on Azure or Windows Server, or within its enterprise mobility services portfolio.
Stratoscale, which offers converged cloud orchestration software for the datacentre, has secured $32m in funding from a range of tech investment firms including Intel Capital, Cisco Investments, SanDisk, Battery Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners.
Cloud services provider Fusion has just acquired PingTone, a provider of cloud-based communication and call centre services, for about $10m.
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.
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.
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.