Business Cloud News

Citrix to sell CloudPlatform and CloudPortal to Accelerite, improve XenApp


Citrix has announced it will sell its CloudPlatform and CloudPortal Business Manager systems to infrastructure software vendor Accelerite. The acquisition is expected to close in Q1 2016, subject to conditions.

Cloudability buys DataHero for more accurate cost analysis


Accounting start-up Cloudability has acquired data visualisation service provider DataHero, another cloud start-up that formed at about the same time.

Pivotal buys UK-based CloudCredo to acquire Cloud Foundry skills


London-based Cloud Foundry services provider CloudCredo has been bought by San Francisco-based software vendor Pivotal, a VMware spin off company.

Royal Mail bags couriering SaaS specialist NetDespatch

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The UK’s Royal Mail has bought cloud-based parcel management system NetDespatch in a bid to expand its range of services and global reach.

Microsoft acquires Metanautix with Quest for intelligent cloud


Microsoft has bought Californian start up Metanautix for an undisclosed fee in a bid to improve the flow of analytics data as part of its ‘intelligent cloud’ strategy.

Dell EMC takeover raises questions about Virtustream and Perot Systems

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Two new developments have been reported this week as Dell and EMC attempt to resolve the $67 billion question of how to finance one of the biggest mergers in the history of technology.

Sophos drops $32m on SurfRight to enhance threat detection


Security vendor Sophos has bought Dutch cloud security vendor SurfRight, which specialises in endpoint threat detection and response (ETDR) and threat prevention, for $31.8 million.

Shareholders question value in Dell/EMC deal

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The prospect of a potential shareholder revolt has changed the terms of the EMC takeover by Dell.

Getronics buys Colt’s Managed Cloud business

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IT services provider The Getronics Group has bought Colt’s Managed Cloud business to add it to a portfolio that includes Getronics, GWA and Connectis.

Funding of Dell EMC acquisition could scupper deal – report

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Dell’s $67 billion merger with storage giant EMC could raise a tax challenge that would make their integration unfeasible, according to a re/code report.