May 7, 2020


  • Box Partners with KKR on $500 Million Investment

    Content cloud provider Box Inc., has just announced signing an agreement for KKR funds to lead a $500 million investment in the company to drive customers’ digital transformation plans. Box anticipates using substantially all of the proceeds of the KKR-led investment to fund a share repurchase through a “Dutch auction” self-tender of up to $500[...]

  • Equinix Improves Its Open Source Project Tinkerbell

    Equinix Inc. has just announced the addition of new features to Tinkerbell, an open source bare metal provisioning platform and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Sandbox project. Built by Equinix Metal team, Tinkerbell is a bare metal provisioning engine that consists of five microservices including Boots, Hegel, OSIE, PBnJ, and Tink which together enables[...]

  • Accenture Acquires Cloud Analytics Firm Core Compete

    Accenture has today announced the acquisition of Core Compete, a cloud analytics services firm headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, with offices in the UK and India. Founded in 2012, Core Compete offers cloud-native solutions that enables artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning-infused business products, serving clients across the US and UK with focus on supply[...]

  • VMware Launches New Multi-Cloud Solutions

    VMware Inc. has just unveiled its multi-cloud platform called the VMware Cloud, expected to accelerate application modernization across the data center, edge, and any cloud. With the launch of VMware Cloud, the company is announcing new offerings that will enable more integrated operations for its customers. These offerings include VMware Cloud Universal, a subscription-based cloud[...]

  • IBM to Install Its First On-Premise Quantum Computer in the US

    IBM has just announced a 10-year partnership with Cleveland Clinic to establish the Discovery Accelerator, a joint discovery center for healthcare and life sciences which will involve the use of high performance computing on the hybrid cloud, artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing technologies. The collaboration is set to build a research and clinical infrastructure[...]

  • Accenture to Acquire Cloud Native Firm Cygni

    Accenture has just announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Cygni, a cloud native full-stack development firm to help their clients accelerate cloud first strategies with software engineering services. Accenture claims that combining its recently announced Accenture Cloud First – a new multi-service group of 70,000 cloud professionals and a $3 billion[...]

  • IBM Launches New Security Services for Hybrid Cloud

    IBM has just announced the release of its new and enhanced security services designed to help organizations manage their cloud security strategy, policies and controls across hybrid cloud environments. As announced, the security services is designed in such a way that it brings together cloud-native, IBM and third-party technologies along with IBM expertise to help[...]

  • AWS & Red Hat Launches New OpenShift Service ROSA

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Red Hat have just announced the general availability of Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA), a managed service designed to make it easier to build, scale, and manage Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes clusters on AWS. ROSA is expected to allow customers enjoy more simplified Kubernetes cluster creation using Red[...]

  • VMware to Acquire Cloud App Security Firm Mesh7

    VMware has just announced its intent to acquire Mesh7, a cloud application security company with the aim of bringing visibility, discovery, and better security to APIs. “With the VMware Virtual Cloud Network, we are delivering a modern network that understands the needs of applications and programmatically delivers connectivity and security services to meet those requirements.[...]

  • IFS Acquires IT Service Provider Axios Systems

    IFS has today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Axios Systems, a provider of cloud-based Enterprise Service Management (ESM) software, to extend its service management platform. According to IFS, the acquisition of Axios Systems will improve its capabilities with new IT Service Management (ITSM) and IT Operations Management (ITOM) functionality to help[...]

  • o9 Partners with Supply Chain Firm Chainalytics

    o9 Solutions has just entered into a strategic partnership with  Chainalytics, a supply chain consulting and analytics firm, to deliver end-to-end integrated planning and operations capabilities in Europe. According to the AI-driven integrated planning and operations solution provider o9 Solutions, the partnership will strengthen the position of the European customers of both companies in their[...]

  • Lookout Acquires Cloud Security Firm CipherCloud

    Lookout Inc. has just announced its acquisition of CipherCloud, a software company that provides cloud security services, with the aim of expanding its operation in the emerging Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) market. Lookout claims that combining its Mobile Endpoint Security with CipherCloud SASE technologies will put Lookout in a unique position to deliver the industry's[...]