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NTT Com to acquire most of e-shelter in EU datacentre play

NTT Com is acquiring a majority stake in e-shelter

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 to buy Aruba Networks to bolster WLAN capabilities

HP is buying up Aruba Networks to strengthen its WLAN expertise

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 to buy SAP, cloud specialist oXya

Hitachi is looking to acquisitions to bolster its capabilities in cloud, big data and the Internet of Things

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 buys enterprise workload automation specialist Panaya for $200m

Infosys is buying Panaya for $200m

Infosys is to acquire Panaya, a firm specialising in automating, fine-tuning and upgrading SAP and Oracle workloads, for about $200m.

Telecity Group, Interxion $2.2bn merger to strengthen clout in cloud

Telecity Group and Interxion will join forces to become a formidable force in the EU datacentre arena

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.

App store specialist AppDirect bags $50m

AppDirect raised $50m in its latest round

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.

Hitachi gobbles up big data specialist Pentaho

HDS is buying big data specialist Pentaho to strengthen its IoT cred

Hitachi Data Systems, the storage-focused subsidiary of Hitachi announced its intention to acquire Pentaho, a big data and analytics specialist, in a move it said will boost its Internet of Things and big data strategy.

Accenture beefs up government cloud, analytics practice with Agilex purchase

GoDaddy is using Office 365 to appeal to SMBs

Accenture announced plans to acquire Agilex, a provider of digital services to the US government and other heavily regulated sectors. The company said the acquisition will bolster Accenture’s expertise in managing cloud, mobile and big data deployments in the public sector.

ARM shores up Internet of Things security cred with Offspark acquisition

ARM is buying Offspark in a bid to assure Internet of Things developers its platform is secure

ARM has agreed to acquire Internet of Things security specialist Offspark for an undisclosed sum. The move comes less than two weeks after ARM rival Intel made an IoT-focused acquisition of its own.

HP buys Voltage Security in cloud, big data encryption push

HP is buying Voltage Security to enhance its cloud and big data encryption offerings

Voltage provides data encryption and tokenisation technology that can be applied to databases and distributed file storage systems (i.e. Hadoop), email and application data regardless of where that data sits, and HP said the acquisition will build on its earlier efforts with the Atalla portfolio of security solutions unveiled last summer.

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