Business Cloud News

Cisco to buy cloud orchestrator CliQr for $260 million

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Cisco has announced its intention to buy CliQr Technologies, a Californian start up that specialises in making apps run faster in the new bare metal, virtualised and container environments that are becoming increasingly pivotal in cloud computing.

EC clears acquisition of EMC by Dell – won’t distort competition

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The European Commission has approved the acquisition of storage and software giant EMC by PC and server maker Dell.

Oracle buys enterprise workload manager Ravello Systems for a reported $500m


Oracle has disclosed details of its acquisition of workload management specialist Ravello Systems.

Salesforce bolsters machine learning business with PredictionIO acquisition


Open source machine learning software vendor PredictionIO has announced it is to become part of Salesforce. The Palo Alto start up has stressed that the software will continue to be available under an open source Apache license.

Giant IT distributor Ingram bought by HNA Group for $6 billion

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Global technology distributor turned cloud service provider Ingram Micro is to be bought by Chinese conglomerate HNA Group for $6 billion.

Amazon Web Services buys HPC management specialist Nice

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced its intention to acquire high performance and grid computer boosting specialist Nice.

$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.