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Akamai acquires Prolexic to strengthen cloud-based security

Akamai is acquiring Prolexic to extend DDoS. mitigation to the network layer

In a bid to bolster its security solutions portfolio, cloud application and network specialist Akamai Technologies announced Monday that it has agreed to acquire Prolexic Technologies for $370 million. Akamai said the acquisition will help the company’s customers mitigate denial of service (DDoS) attacks, an increasingly popular form of cyber-attack.

Box acquires dLoop to increase content visibility

Box said the dLoop acquisition will add key security and analytics capabilities to its cloud storage offering

Enterprise cloud storage provider Box acquired dLoop this week, a startup providing content access and analytics capabilities for enterprise IT. According to the company’s blog the dLoop’s technology will help Box users gain advanced content analytics capabilities and give enterprises more visibility into how their organisations share information.

CenturyLink consolidates IaaS and PaaS with Tier 3 acquisition

CenturyLink is hedging its bets in the IaaS space and looking to grow its PaaS portfolio

Telecommunications and managed services provider CenturyLink this week acquired Tier 3, a small infrastructure as a service and platform as a service provider. The double-play will bolster CenturyLink’s growing arsenal of cloud services, which already includes cloud service provider Savvis and Cloud Foundry-based platform as a service AppFog.

OpenText buys GXS Group for $1.17bn to bolster cloud services

OpenText's acquisition of GXS Group will create give it a robust technology and services platform to build on

OpenText, one of Canada’s largest software companies specialising in information management agreed Wednesday to buy Virginia-based GXS Group, a B2B cloud integration specialist. OpenText said the acquisition will add a robust new technology and services offering and bolster its growing cloud portfolio.

Iomart buys Backup Technology for £23 Million

iomart's acquisition of BTL is the company's second in less than a month

Barely a month after its last acquisition Glasgow-based iomart announced that it is buying Backup Technology (BTL) for £23 million, expanding its cloud backup and data recovery services portfolio.