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Keysight buys AI testing specialist Eggplant for $300m
The move sees Keysight strengthen its presence in the automation space, with the aim to further establish itself in the automated software test market across both the physical and protocol layers and into the application layers.
UPDATED: F5 being sued by company that claims to own NGINX
The company that came out of the woodwork when F5 acquired NGINX last year has appointed an investment company to pursue legal action in the US.
NetApp moves to acquire Spot, eyeing application driven infrastructure
The companies say their integration can help customers save up to 90% of their compute and storage cloud expenses, as well as encourage the acceleration of public cloud adoption.
Interview: Mimecast channel director on new partner programme and consolidation in the channel
Craig McGregor explains Mimecast's new partner programme, the importance of consolidation in the security space, and the effect of COVID-19 on the local channel.
VMware reveals plans to acquire Octarine, going all in for Kubernetes
VMware says once the acquisition is completed, Octarine’s integration will provide new security features for containerized applications running in Kubernetes, and will enable security capabilities as part of the fabric of the existing IT and DevOps ecosystems.
Zoom buys encryption startup in its first-ever acquisition
Zoom has today announced its first-ever acquisition in its nine year history, absorbing Keybase, a secure messaging platform in a bid to up its security game.
NetApp acquires CloudJumper to create its own Virtual Desktop Service
The acquisition paves the way for NetApp's own Virtual Desktop Service, which aims to solve the challenges facing enterprises with a remote workforce, namely issues regarding virtual desktop services and application management.
Rapid7 announces plans to acquire DivvyCloud for $145 million
The acquisition, which is to be paid in cash and stock, is expected to close during the second quarter of 2020, says Rapid7.
It's official: NVIDIA completes its acquisition of Mellanox for US$7 billion
The acquisition combines NVIDIA’s computing expertise with Mellanox’s networking technology, and the two companies hope the move will enable customers to achieve higher performance, greater utilisation of computing resources and lower operating costs.
Small vendors could get eaten during meeting room market slump
Acquisition may be inevitable for smaller vendors of meeting room control vendors as remote working becomes the new norm, according to Futuresource.
Zscaler announces acquisition of Cloudneeti, doubling down on data protection
“Cloudneeti augments Zscaler’s data protection capabilities and will dramatically improve organisations’ cloud security by discovering and eliminating some of the most common causes of data breaches and compliance violations.”
WatchGuard to acquire Panda Security
Once the integration is complete, customers and partners will have access to a security platform that bridges the network and user perimeter.
Veeam completes its US$5 billion acquisition, in huge month for US M&As
Veeam is now officially a US-based company, with the company’s headquarters soon to be relocated from Switzerland to the United States.
Sophos acquired for US$3.9 billion in cash
In a 168% premium to its IPO share price in June 2015, Sophos stockholders now receive $7.40 per share, according to the company.
Behind the scenes of VMware’s partner programme overhaul
ChannelLife speaks with VMware A/NZ channels head Neels du Plooy about what partners can expect from the new all-in-one Partner Connect programme.
Accenture announces its second acquisition in Australia in a fortnight
The news comes barely a week after Accenture announced its acquisition of Icon Integration, another boutique Australian technology consultancy.
New merger creates 'world's largest' CX company
The combined company will immediately support over 2,000 brands with a global team of 1,500 employees spanning North America, Europe, and Asia.
Nexon splashes out on three new acquisitions
The MSP has bought out Kiandra IT’s technology services and security solutions division, Remagine Solutions and XCentral.
M&A deals drop nearly 50% in one month, GlobalData report shows
Merger and Acquisition (M&A) deals have totalled $17.03 billion globally in December 2019, according to new research from GlobalData.
LogicMonitor acquires AIOps company Unomaly
Aims to use new tech to enhance observability, help IT pinpoint log issues faster and drive intelligent action.
Mimecast acquires brand exploitation prevention startup
The acquisition of the Israeli Segasec extends Mimecast’s capabilities to protect against brand exploits used to steal money and data.
Will HP Inc. soon be owned by Xerox?
Xerox has secured the funds and sent the letter. A GlobalData lead analyst comments.
Veeam to be acquired for massive US$5 billion
Insight Partners will acquire Swiss cloud data management vendor Veeam. Co-founders step down from the Board.
Vertiv to go public on New York Stock Exchange
Vertiv is going public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), thanks to a merger with a special purpose acquisition company called GS Acquisition Holdings (GSAH).