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Cisco has bought another data virtualization company. This one’s called Composite Software. It’s better than 10-years-old, lives in San Mateo and went down for $180 million in cash and retention bonuses. It software connects different kinds of data from across the network and makes i...
Last Friday calm seemed to be descending on Round Rock, Texas. Reports were circulating that activist shareholder Carl Icahn was losing the stomach for scuttling the Michael Dell-Silver Lake Management plan to buy the company for $24.4 billion and take it private.
Google made its much anticipated move Tuesday and pocketed Waze, the Israeli real-time traffic map maker. It didn’t disclose how much it’s paid to close the deal, but the Israeli paper Globes put the price at $1.3 billion. Bloomberg put it at $1.1 billion. Either way it’s reportedly ...
"We really do things differently than anyone else in this space," declared SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby, in a Q&A published yesterday in conjunction with IBM's announcement of its definitive agreement to acquire SoftLayer Technologies, Inc. "We provide bare metal dedicated servers with t...
IBM Tuesday said it’s going to acquire SoftLayer Technologies, the Dallas-based outfit that’s supposed to be the largest privately held Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider in the world. Terms were not disclosed but the good ole rumor mill, touched off by a Reuters report in March ab...
Google is reportedly hot to mate with Waze, an Israeli map merchant that’s got a mobile satellite navigation application that renders real-time traffic. The two are in talks that could flounder at any point according to Reuters. But the first talks to hit the rocky shoals were report...
Cisco is spending $107 million in cash and retention incentives to buy JouleX, whose cloud-based software is supposed to help companies reduce energy costs. It monitors, analyzes and manages the energy use of all network-connected devices and systems through a set of policies derived ...
Yahoo Friday reportedly bid somewhere between $600 million and $800 million for the Hulu video streaming site after it’s just laid out $1.1 billion in cash for Tumblr. The offer’s wide range can supposed be attributed to the various proposals it’s put on...
Twitter has bought a little four-man Palo Alto start-up called Ubalo that was started in early 2011 “to make large-scale computing easier and more accessible to a technical audience” according to its web site. The object was to scale coding on multiple machines using the same widgetr...
@Walmart Labs, the Silicon Valley-based technology arm of Wal-Mart global e-commerce, has bought OneOps, which automates and accelerates processes related to environment management, application deployment and data center operations monitoring. It’s supposed to have re-imagined applic...
NetSuite, the cloud-based ERM house majority-owned by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, has agreed to buy OrderMotion, a cloud-based Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) order management company. Financial terms were not disclosed. OrderMotion, which has been around for a long time, has gotten over $10 m...
Intel security unit McAfee, the semiconductor’s largest acquisition ever, is buying Stonesoft Oyi, a Finnish company founded in 1990 that’s got next-generation network firewalls. It’s paying $389 million cash. That’s a 128% premium to the outfit’s closing price on May 3 or $5.90 (€4....
Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital are the leading contenders to buy BMC Software for more than $6.5 billion, according to Reuters, which says they made a binding offer on April 22. The price the pair offered was more than that of a rival consortium consisting of KKR, TPG Capital an...
ParAccel, the MPP analytics database outfit whose technology is under Amazon’s cloud-based Redshift data warehouse service, has been bought by what used to be Ingres and since 2011 has been Actian. What ParAccel went for hasn’t been disclosed but it was probably a goodly sum. The c...
Flash house Fusion-io has bought NexGen Storage, a developer of software- defined hybrid storage appliances based on Fusion ioMemory. It paid around $114 million in cash and approximately $5 million in stock. It also assumed all unvested NexGen employee equity awards. The 50-ma...
Last week Intel said it was buying Mashery, the multi-tenant SaaS API manager, for a reported $180 million. On Monday CA Technologies said it was buying Mashery rival Layer 7 Technologies on undisclosed terms thought to be in the same neighborhood as Intel’s spend. CA figures Layer...
IBM said Monday that it’s bought UrbanCode, a Cleveland concern that automates software delivery and is good at releasing and updating mobile, social, Big Data and cloud applications. Terms were not disclosed. Its technology is supposed to reduce the cycle time it takes to get updates...
Sometime this quarter Intel expects to close on its just revealed intended purchase of Mashery, a seven-year-old multi-tenant SaaS start-up that manages API technology – APIs being the lingua franca of the Internet. Intel already has its own Expressway API Manager. Terms were not d...
Go ahead try saying Ubiquisys 10 times fast. Surely that little tongue-twister will disappear now that Cisco has decided to buy the place. Surely $310 million in cash and retention bonuses will fetch it rechristening rights and make the receptionist happy. The mighty switch hou...
Rackspace has acquired Exceptional Cloud Services in what it calls a strategic move to add to its toolset for developers deploying and managing applications in the open cloud. The deal will bring it error tracking and Redis-as-a-Service solutions that are currently used by more than ...
Red Hat, Inc. and Rackspace Hosting, Inc. announced on Friday that they have won a federal court decision granting early dismissal of all claims in a lawsuit brought by the patent assertion entity Uniloc USA, Inc. Plaintiff Uniloc USA, Inc. is a frequent litigator, having brought pate...
Cisco blogged Monday that it intents to acquire the privately held Viennese cloud company SolveDirect for its cloud integration software. It said nothing about price. In 2009 Cisco promised to underwrite the operation, then a subsidiary of Brain Force Holding AG, to the tune of €6 mi...
Oracle said Monday that it’s buying Tekelec, which makes mobile broadband software that service providers use to manage and monetize multimedia applications and the increased mobile data traffic they’re seeing. Tekelec claims 300 SP clients in 100 countries. Terms were not disclose...
"We are excited to be able to offer the great benefits of our OpenShift PaaS to city governments through our work with Code for America,” said Ashesh Badani, global leader, Cloud and OpenShift, Red Hat, as RH announced a collaboration with Code for America (CfA), a non-profit organizat...
"Applying analytics to a wide range of data requires organizations to democratize and speed sharing of critical information across an enterprise," said Les Rechan, IBM General Manager, Business Analytics, as IBM announced it has completed the acquisition of the software portfolio of St...
Dropbox, the cloud storage outfit, has spent something like a reported $100 million in cash and stock pushing Yahoo and Facebook out of the way so it could buy a little 14-man e-mail management start-up whose early-stage widgetry, out maybe a month, can’t really scale so couldn’t me...
Flash house Fusion-io has acquired low-profile British start-up ID7 and with it the primary developers of SCST, the open source storage subsystem used by EMC, HP and IBM and anybody else dabbling in storage for Linux boxes.
Google’s Cloud Platform, which is supposed to have a million users and lets users build applications and web sites, store and analyze data on its infrastructure, has acquired a company called Talaria, It’s supposed to let Googe run more software or support more users on fewer ser...
Oracle announced today that it has agreed to acquire Nimbula, a provider of private cloud infrastructure management software. Nimbula's technology helps companies manage infrastructure resources to deliver service, quality and availability, as well as workloads in private and hybrid cl...
Red Hat has transitioned into a leadership role for the OpenJDK 6 project, effectively extending support for the technology and its users. The move reinforces Red Hat’s commitment to the broader Java community and its future as a leading platform for mission-critical enterprise applica...
Google’s unprofitable and problematic Motorola Mobility subsidiary is going to can another 10% of its workforce or roughly 1,200 people after laying off 20% or 4,000 people last summer.
Long-term growth opportunities in government contracting will make for an active M&A market for players with sights beyond the current business cycle. Technological capabilities in areas such as big data, C4ISR and health IT, will drive deals as they will be better funded than some tra...
Rackspace has bought ObjectRocket, a year-old MongoDB Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) start-up. ObjectRocket’s open source MongoDB solution is supposed to broaden the Rackspace OpenStack cloud platform and expand Rackspace’s ability to help customers run Big Data in the cloud. The ac...
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Wednesday gave the world another lesson in how to spend like a billionaire. He announced that he’s bought Island Air, the airline that makes hops between the Hawaiian Islands, to go with his purchase last year of almost all of Lanai, the resort island off Maui,...
“Databases are the core of any application and expertise in the most popular database technologies will be critical to us delivering Fanatical Support in the open cloud,” said Pat Matthews, SVP of corporate development at Rackspace Hosting, as it was announced that Rackspace has entere...
"By allowing companies to focus on business innovation instead of technology integration, VCE represents the future of IT. Together with EMC, we intend to lead this industry for years to come," said John Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco, as Cisco and EMC announced earlier this week ...
Red Hat on Wednesday announced its Big Data direction and solutions to satisfy enterprise requirements for highly reliable, scalable, and manageable solutions to effectively run their Big Data analytics workloads. In addition, Red Hat announced that the company will contribute its Red ...
"Enterprises today cannot afford to spend an inordinate amount of time making sense of the data deluge that surrounds them," said Vishnu Bhat, VP and Global Head of Cloud at Infosys, as Infosys announced the launch of BigDataEdge to radically simplify the complex task of analyzing Big ...
VMware said last month that it was still into acquisitions although business had turned rocky and it was going to trim 7% of its workforce in a rightsizing exercise, an announcement that carved 20% off its share price. So, on Monday in that spirit of M&A it said it’s buying Virsto So...
“Extreme scale of applications, infrastructure, and services will be vital to SDN, core to F5, and the key to customers realizing the benefits of software defined data centers. LineRate’s programmable network capabilities and innovations in layer 7 will bolster our efforts to extend F5...