Business Cloud News

BAE moves on SilverSky in cybersecurity play

BAE is reportedly paying $230m for SilverSky

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.

Ericsson buys Sentilla to bolster cloud management, analytics capabilities

Ericsson has acquired Sentilla to bolster its cloud monitoring and analytics capabilities

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.

EMC buys OpenStack pioneer Cloudscaling

EMC has bought OpenStack pioneer Cloudscaling

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.

Symantec follows HP, files for divorce

Symantec is splitting into two businesses, one focused on IM and the other on security

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 buys medical image collaboration provider MedXT

The acquisition suggests Box is serious about deep vertical integration

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 buys majority stake in PaaS startup Apcera


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).

SAP buys travel expenses management firm Concur for $8.3bn

SAP has acquired Concur, the latest firm to help the company bolster its B2B network

German software giant SAP announced plans to acquire travel expenses software firm Concur Technologies in a deal worth $8.3bn. SAP said it wants to unlock what it sees as a huge opportunity tied up in the $1.2tn corporate spend on travel worldwide.

Citrix buys mobile virtualisation firm Virtual

Citrix has acquired Virtual, a mobile virtualisation platform provider

Virtualisation incumbent Citrix has acquired Virtual, a mobile app virtualisation startup targeting iOS and Android, for an undisclosed sum. The move will bolster Citrix’s mobile virtualisation efforts, which have stepped up significantly as the popularity of mobile enterprises and BYOD rises.

Cisco acquires OpenStack vendor Metacloud

Cisco is looking to acquire Metacloud, which will bolster its intercloud strategy

Networking giant Cisco announced plans to acquire Metacloud, a provider of OpenStack as a service, in a bid to bolster the company’s ‘Intercloud’ strategy. The move will also give Cisco some strong IP in software defined networking.

Rackspace stays the managed cloud course

Taylor Rhodes, president of Rackspace, was appointed chieyf executive officer as the company reaffirmed its pursuit of managed cloud and developer services

Hosting and cloud service provider Rackspace ended months of speculation this week, announcing the company has formally ceased considering potential acquisition by another firm. Rackspace also announced the appointment of Taylor Rhodes as chief executive officer, who will lead the company’s reaffirmed OpenStack managed cloud strategy.