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Chef boosts application IQ with Habitat launch

artificial intelligence, communication and futuristic

Chef has launched a new open source project called Habitat, which it claims introduces a new approach for application automation.

Amazon buys ClusterK to reduce AWS deployment costs

Amazon has acquired ClusterK, which offers software that optimses deployments on AWS spot instances

Amazon has acquired ClusterK, a provider of software that optimises deployment on AWS spot instances for cost and availability.

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.

ABB, Salesforce collaboration on cloud for utilities


Power and industrial technology provider ABB has signed a deal with Salesforce that will see the two companies work to enhance and tailor the latter’s flagship CRM platform for power, utilities and industrial automation applications.

Cloud Direct scores £1m to bolster cloud automation

Brett Raynes, founder and chief executive officer of Cloud Direct

Cloud Direct, a UK-based cloud services provider specialising in cloud brokerage, integration and automation has secured a £1m cash infusion, which will allow the company to accelerate its growth plans.

Chef taps former GE architect Justin Arbuckle to lead EMEA operations

Justin Arbuckle, vice president of Europe and chief enterprise architect, Chef

IT automation firm Chef announced this week that it has appointed former GE Capital chief technology officer Justin Arbuckle as the company’s vice president of Europe and chief enterprise architect.

Air France taps HP for private cloud deployment

Air France said adopting the cloud automation and management service is saving the airline 85 per cent on it infrastructure management costs

Air France has tapped HP’s private cloud automation and deployment technology in a bid to reduce deployment times and infrastructure management costs, the company said.

Opscode rebrands as Chef, scores $32m and refreshes exec lineup

Opscode rebranded as Chef, scored $32m in new venture capital and refreshed its executive suite

Opscode, maker of IT automation software Chef has rebranded to take the name of its increasingly popular offering after a series D round of funding that saw the company rake in another $32m. The influx of cash arrives as Chef refreshes its executive team and seeks to double its sales and engineering staff over the next year.

HyTrust raises 18.5m to secure virtual data centres

HyTrust raised $18.5m in new financing from Intel Capital, Fortinet, Cisco, VMware, Granite Ventures, Trident Capital and Epic Ventures

Cloud security automation specialist HyTrust has been gaining traction as of late, and earlier this week the company announced that it has secured $18.5 million in series C financing in order to help scale up its security-as-a-service outfit.