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Sophos acquires Rook Security to provide managed detection and response
As a channel-first security provider, Sophos will deliver the new MDR services through its network of approximately 47,000 channel partners worldwide.
DDN completes Nexenta acquisition
DDN holds a suite of products, solutions, and services that aim to enable AI and multi-cloud.
Infratil seeks clearance to acquire up to 50% stake in Vodafone NZ
The commission will give clearance to a proposed merger if they are satisfied that the merger is unlikely to have the effect of substantially lessening competition in a market.
HPE to acquire supercomputing leader Cray
“Cray is a global technology leader in supercomputing and shares our deep commitment to innovation."
AI driving 'unprecedented' M&A growth
Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence are causing ‘unprecedented’ growth for mergers and acquisitions, as companies grapple for their share of an AI market that will be worth $190 billion by 2025.
Zayo set to be acquired in $14.3 billion transaction
“I am confident this partnership with EQT and Digital Colony will empower Zayo to accelerate its growth and strengthen its industry leadership.”
Qlik closes $560m acquisition of data management firm Attunity
Qlik says it will make sure that Attunity products continue to support and integrate with all the market's leading cloud, data, analytics and business intelligence environments.
DC BLOX invests in the acquisition of Ploid
DC BLOX has signalled its intentions for expansion in the southeastern United States with the addition of Ploid to bolster its arsenal.
Spirit Telecom buys LinkOne Group for $5.7m
The company says it will continue to expand its wireless network through Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne in order to provide high-speed B2B internet services to more businesses.
Shareholders vote 'yes' to Trade Me sale
In a vote cast yesterday, 66.08% of the 396,973,029 shares voted. Of those, 99.29% were in favour of the acquisition. 0.71% voted against.
Pure Storage makes hybrid cloud play with new acquisition
The idea of hybrid cloud has immersed the world of IT since its inception, and now Pure Storage is accelerating its vision.
5GN takes over Melbourne Data Centre for $5.7m
In a move it says is ‘another completion of the infrastructure puzzle’, 5G Networks (5GN) has announced the acquisition of Melbourne Data Centre (MDC).
Park Place acquires MCSA Group to extend UK footprint
Park Place will take over all of the UK-based business-critical IT services and solution provider’s business across six offices in the UK, including one in Scotland.
ON Semiconductor acquiring Quantenna with $1b cash bid
In a major business manoeuvre, ON Semiconductor has announced the acquisition of Quantenna Communications.
Carbonite closes $618.5m buyout of security firm Webroot
Webroot former CFO John Post will lead the new Webroot business unit as senior vice president and general manager. He will report to Carbonite president and CEO Mohamad Ali.
Versent acquires AI specialist Contexti
Versent announced its acquisition of Sydney-based, actionable insights business, Contexti.
ScaleMatrix acquires edge specialist Instant Data Centers
According to ScaleMatrix, the move is to take advantage of the latter company’s focus on providing ruggedized micro data centers for the edge.
F5 spends US$670m to boost app and API management offerings
The acquired company, NGINX, will continue to operate as a brand, working with and for the F5 leadership.
NVIDIA confirms $6.9b acquisition of Mellanox
The announcement of NVIDIA's largest ever acquisition follows months of speculation involving other potential bids from the likes of Microsoft and Intel.
Bridgewest deal a welcome boost for Provoke Solutions
“Partnerships with global leaders like Bridgewest are extremely hard to come by in New Zealand, which makes this new relationship all the more exciting for our team.”
MC Digital Realty announces new Tokyo data centre on the way
MC DIgital Realty - a 50/50 joint venture between Mitsubishi Corporation and Digital Realty - has reached an agreement to acquire a five-acre land parcel in Tokyo.
Silver Peak partnership acquires Cleveland and Cincinnati data centers
The acquisition will introduce financial grade, turn-key, Tier III data centers to the local markets, which historically have not been available for lease.
SoftwareONE invests in APAC with cloud provider acquisition
The Swiss company has reached an agreement to acquire cloud transformation company RightCloud for an undisclosed amount.
Qlik spends $560m on acquisition of Attunity
The acquisition provides Qlik with an expanded breadth of enterprise data management capabilities and adds an experienced team of data professionals.