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Trend Micro Acquires Immunio and Expands Hybrid Cloud Security for DevOps Lifecycle

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As companies build and deploy applications faster across everything from cloud to containers, any drag on the DevOps lifecycle can create drag on an entire business. In response to this, Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced the expansion of its Hybrid Cloud Security solution scope. New capabilities, attained through a combination of acquiring Montréal, Canada-based Immunio and in-house development, increase the automated protection that Trend Micro can provide throughout the DevOps lifecycle. These capabilities will be demonstrated at AWS re:Invent 2017 in Las Vegas, Nov. 27 through Dec. 1 (booth#1812). 

 

Barracuda Acquires Cloud Archiving and Analytics Company Sonian

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Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, today announced it has acquired privately held Sonian Inc., a leading provider of public cloud archiving and business insights. This acquisition will deepen Barracuda's cloud archiving, and email security and management capabilities, as well as expand Barracuda's channel reach with the addition of key OEM partners.

Sonian's archiving and analytics capabilities enable customers to preserve, access and act on communications data, and apply these insights to their business to reduce risks and increase productivity. Using those insights, businesses can identify potential threats in communications data before they escalate into larger problems, which has become increasingly important in today's dynamic threat environment. Adding these capabilities to Barracuda's security platform deepens the security and data protection offering to customers in their Microsoft Office 365 and other cloud environments.

CenturyLink completes acquisition of Level 3

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CenturyLink, Inc. has completed its acquisition of Level 3 Communications, Inc. The combination of CenturyLink and Level 3 creates a leading global network services company capable of providing customers a wide range of high-quality technology solutions over a secure and reliable fiber-rich network.

The combined company, with estimated pro forma revenue of $24 billion for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2017 (excluding revenue related to CenturyLink's May 1, 2017, colocation business sale and including estimated intercompany eliminations and purchase accounting adjustments), anticipates that approximately 75 percent of its core revenue will come from business customers and nearly two-thirds of its core revenue will come from strategic services. CenturyLink's network now connects more than 350 metropolitan areas with more than 100,000 fiber-enabled, on-net buildings, including 10,000 buildings in EMEA and Latin America.

Cisco Announces Agreement to Acquire BroadSoft, a Leader in Cloud Calling and Contact Center Solutions

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Cisco and BroadSoft today announced a definitive agreement for Cisco to acquire publicly-held BroadSoft, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD. Pursuant to the agreement, Cisco will pay $55 per share, in cash, in exchange for each share of BroadSoft, or an aggregate purchase price of approximately $1.9 billion net of cash, assuming fully diluted shares including conversion of debt. The acquisition has been approved by the board of directors of each company.

"Together, Cisco and BroadSoft will deliver a robust suite of collaboration capabilities across every market segment," said Rowan Trollope, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Applications Business Group. "We believe that our combined offers, from Cisco's collaboration technology for enterprises to BroadSoft's suite for small and medium businesses delivered through Service Providers will give customers more choice and flexibility."
 

Avi Networks Acquires StacksWare to Enhance SaaS Delivery of ADC, Security, and Analytics Products

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Avi Networks, the leader in next-generation load balancing and application services, today announced the acquisition of StacksWare. As enterprises expand their use of cloud technologies, there is a strong desire to consume network services such as elastic load balancing, application analytics, and web application firewalls in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) deployment model. StacksWare, a pioneer in SaaS cloud management solutions, will lead the continued development of Avi Networks' SaaS and managed services offerings.

"Today, every enterprise is adopting cloud technologies, but none of that is practical without robust, automated, scalable, and easy-to-use application networking services," said Murali Basavaiah, vice-president of engineering and co-founder of Avi Networks. "The passion, drive, and technical capabilities of the StacksWare's team captured our attention, and will help us to further develop our SaaS capabilities."

Arcserve Acquires Zetta, Enterprise-Cloud Disaster Recovery Provider

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Arcserve, LLC, whose breakthrough data protection and availability solutions deliver enterprise power with small team simplicity, today announced the acquisition of Zetta, a leader in cloud-first disaster recovery (DR) solutions and data center IP. Zetta's offerings provide organizations with direct-to-cloud disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) and backup as a service (BaaS) to quickly and reliably protect, access and recover virtual and physical data without the need for extra hardware. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. This transaction further increases Arcserve's market share on the heels of the company's recent email archiving technology acquisition.

"The acquisition of Zetta advances our cloud solution with technology, data centers and expertise that places Arcserve at the forefront of the backup and recovery industry," said Mike Crest, CEO of Arcserve. Jeff Whitehead, CTO of Arcserve and former CTO of Zetta, added, "Arcserve and Zetta share the same passionate focus on customer success and delivering the world's foremost data protection innovation. Becoming a part of Arcserve presents us with an amazing opportunity to invest further in our technology and gives our customers access to a broader portfolio of data protection solutions with continued global support."

HyTrust Acquires DataGravity

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HyTrust, Inc., a leading workload security provider, today announced the acquisition of DataGravity, a data visibility and security company, to further automate and enhance security policy enforcement for workload data. The acquisition brings new data discovery and classification expertise that expand HyTrust data security solutions focused on protecting workload data. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but members of the DataGravity team will be joining HyTrust.

Also, today HyTrust announced it has raised $36 million in new funding, with this latest round of investment going towards expanding its sales and marketing efforts, and for new product development and acquisitions.

The DataGravity acquisition comes at a time of rapid growth in the cloud security solutions market. According to Forrester, the global cloud security solutions market will grow 28 percent annually over the 2017 to 2021 period, from $1.5 billion in 2017 to $3.5 billion in 2021.

Microsoft improves Azure's analytical capabilities with Cloudyn acquisition

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As an industry, cloud computing services have matured to become a staple of information technology in the enterprise. Organizations of all sizes are using cloud computing to achieve economies of scale that could never have been reached with conventional on premises solutions. But while the benefits of cloud computing solutions may be obvious, at least anecdotally, measuring the actual cost benefits can be a bit more elusive.

By acquiring Cloudyn, a company that helps enterprises optimize their investments in cloud services, Microsoft is looking to add a toolset to Azure that can provide customers with a way to measure the cost benefits of cloud computing. It is an important step toward creating the dominant cloud services platform for business and confirms Microsoft's strategy of competing in a mobile-first, cloud-first world...

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Logicalis acquires NubeliU to strengthen its position as cloud integrator

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Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider, has acquired a 51% stake in NubeliU, a company specializing in cloud computing projects based on OpenStack. The acquisition is part of Logicalis' strategy to position itself as a cloud integrator, and strengthens its commitment with the opensource community, in particular with OpenStack, which is essential for large SDx and cloud computing projects.

NubeliU was founded in January 2015 by the team that deployed the first production clouds in OpenStack. As a services company, NubeliU integrates OpenStack environments with customers' existing platforms across multiple vendor product lines. From its operations in Argentina and Brazil, it can remotely deliver its service offerings around the globe, and this acquisition forms the basis for establishing a Logicalis Global OpenStack practice.

OVH Announces Intent to Acquire VMware vCloud Air Business

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VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, and OVH, a global hyper-scale cloud provider, today announced OVH intends to acquire VMware vCloud Air business. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.  The transaction is expected close in calendar 2Q 2017.

vCloud Air is VMware's cloud offering based on the software-driven data center and designed specifically to meet enterprise needs delivering a secure, hybrid cloud experience.  The recent introduction of bi-directional, zero downtime cloud migration and the hybrid DMZ architecture has enabled our customers to accelerate the pace of migration to the cloud, while maintaining security, compliance and control. Since its inception, vCloud Air has serviced industry leading customers as they embrace a hybrid cloud environment.

VMware has evolved its business strategy to focus on providing hybrid an cross-cloud software and services.  Given this evolution, VMware is transitioning vCloud Air U.S. and European data centers, customer operations, and customer success teams to OVH.  After the close of the acquisition, OVH will operate the service as vCloud Air Powered by OVH, will continue to leverage VMware's hybrid cloud technology, and will closely partner with VMware on go-to-market and customer support around the three proven vCloud Air use cases: data center extension, data center consolidation, and data center recovery.