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Dells finds $67 billion to acquire EMC and create cloud giant

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As extensively leaked PC and server outfit Dell announced it will be acquiring storage giant EMC for $67 billion to create a leading player in the data centre and cloud industries.

Digital Realty completes acquisition of colocation rival Telx for $1.9 billion


Global data centre operator Digital Realty has completed the acquisition of colocation provider Telx in a deal valued at $1.886 billion. Telx will now operate as Digital Realty’s colocation and connectivity line of business.

Accenture to buy Cloud Sherpas to help enterprise clients navigate the cloud

Accenture is to acquire advisory firm Cloud Sherpas, for an undisclosed fee, in a bid to beef up its cloud consultancy as more enterprises seek help with their hybrid computing strategies.

Microsoft unveils cloud security plans for Adallom amid rising cloud unrest

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Microsoft has announced its plans for Israeli founded cloud security firm Adallom, the cloud security firm it bought for a reported $250 million.

Interoute buys Easynet for £402 million

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Network and cloud service operator Interoute has entered an agreement to buy European managed services provider Easynet in a deal valued at £402 million.

Fidelity bid for Colt doesn’t convince directors


Fidelity Investments, which is already the majority shareholder in Colt Group, has bid to acquire the remaining stock of the telecoms and cloud provider, but Colt directors are unconvinced.

Rackspace stays the managed cloud course

Taylor Rhodes, president of Rackspace, was appointed chieyf executive officer as the company reaffirmed its pursuit of managed cloud and developer services

Hosting and cloud service provider Rackspace ended months of speculation this week, announcing the company has formally ceased considering potential acquisition by another firm. Rackspace also announced the appointment of Taylor Rhodes as chief executive officer, who will lead the company’s reaffirmed OpenStack managed cloud strategy.

Google buys Ventures-backed MDM firm Divide

Google acquired a an Android-focused MDM provider Divide for an undisclosed sum

Divide, a company specialising in mobile device management and application sandboxing on the Android platform has been acquired by Google, the company said Tuesday. The move may bolster Google’s pitch to enterprises and help push Android past iOS in the corporate world.

EMC acquires DSSD, touts “breakthrough” cloud storage appliance

Enterprise storage giant EMC said this week that it has acquired DSSD, a company it has previously invested in and develops a storage architecture optimised for high-I/O applications

EMC this week entered into an agreement to acquire privately-held DSSD, a startup that has developed a rack-scale flash storage architecture for I/O-intensive applications, in-memory databases and big data workloads. The company said its acquisition of DSSD will bolster its appeal to cloud service providers and enterprises looking to run big data workloads both on premise and in the cloud.

DataBank acquires cloud and colo firm Arsalon Technologies

DataBank acquired cloud and colo firm Arsalon Technologies for an undisclosed sum Thursday

Dallas-based datacentre operator DataBank said Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire managed services, colocation and cloud hosting specialist Arsalon Technologies for an undisclosed sum.