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Amazon acquires Internet of Things middleware provider 2lemetry

Amazon has acquired 2lemetry, a provider of cloud-based IoT middleware

Amazon has acquired 2lemetry, an Internet of Things startup that provides a cloud-based middleware platform linking connected devices with back-end data services.

Docker buys SocketPlane to bring SDN to Linux containers

Docker has acqui-hired a startup focused on bringing SDN to the container world

Linux containerisation heavyweight Docker has acquired SocketPlane, a small startup focused on bringing SDN capabilities to the container world.

IBM buys AlchemyAPI to bolster Watson capabilities, developer ecosystem

IBM is acquiring AlchemyAPI to strengthen its Watson as a service business

IBM has acquired natural language processing specialist AlchemyAPI which the company said it would integrate with its cloud-based cognitive computing as a service platform Watson. The move will bolster the Watson developer ecosystem while expanding its capabilities.

Box buys mobile security startup Subspace

Box has acquired another mobile security startup

Barely a week after the company’s last acquisition Box announced it has purchased Subspace, a mobile security and browser containerisation startup based in Berkeley, California.

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.