May 7, 2020

News

  • HPE to Acquire SD-WAN Firm Silver Peak for $925M

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has just announced it plans to acquire an SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) vendor Silver Peak, for which both parties have entered into a definitive agreement. Valued at $925 million, this transaction is expected to bring Silver Peak’s SD-WAN offerings into HPE’s Aruba business unit to complement and strengthen Aruba’s Edge[...]

  • SUSE to Acquire k8s Platform Vendor Rancher Labs

    German multinational open-source software company SUSE, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Rancher Labs, an Enterprise Kubernetes (K8s) Management platform vendor based in California. This transaction will lead to the combination of Rancher’s strength in Containers with SUSE’s expertise in developing Enterprise Linux, Edge Computing, and AI solutions. “This is an incredible moment for our industry, as[...]

  • Microsoft Acquires Smart Vision Firm Orions Systems

    Microsoft has just announced its acquisition of Orions Systems, a large-scale developer of hybrid smart vision systems powered by AI for edge-to-cloud network topologies. Although the cost of the deal wasn’t disclosed, the acquisition is meant to expand the capability of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Connected Store which uses computer vision and IoT sensors to help[...]

  • UK Government to Acquire $500M Stake in Oneweb

    The government of UK has officially announced its intention to acquire a major stake in satellite technology firm OneWeb, after its consortium which includes India’s Bharti Global Ltd won the investment bid. Founded in 2012, OneWeb is headquartered in London, UK and McLean, Virginia, US with its satellite manufacturing facility in Florida. In March, the[...]

  • VMware to Acquire Disaster Recovery Firm Datrium

    VMware has announced signing a definitive agreement to acquire Datrium for the expansion of VMware disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering. Datrium is a California-based disaster recovery service provider that will combine its solutions and expertise with VMware’s current DR service VMware Site Recovery to provide customers with consistent operating model across the hybrid[...]

  • Amazon Launches Code Review Service CodeGuru

    Amazon cloud services arm AWS (Amazon Web Services), has just announced the general availability of its new AI-powered code review service CodeGuru. Amazon CodeGuru is a new developer tool that features a Code Reviewer. The machine learning-powered CodeGuru Reviewer enables developers to automatically flag common issues that deviate from best practices which could lead to[...]

  • Microsoft Launches Digital Skills Initiative for 25M People

    Microsoft Corp. has just announced a new global initiative which is aimed at helping 25 million people acquire digital skills by the end of the year. As announced, the skills acquisition initiative is a response to the global economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic through which the company plans to expand access to digital[...]

  • India Bans 50+ Chinese Apps Including TikTok

    Led by the Ministry of Information Technology, India’s government has just banned more than 50 Chinese mobile Apps from operating in the country over national security concerns. This announcement is coming few weeks after the deadly clash between military personnel of both countries in relation to the disputed border between China and India, leaving 20[...]

  • Microsoft Shuts Down All Its Retail Stores

    Microsoft Corporation has announced the permanent closing of all its physical retail store locations to focus on the digital storefronts on Microsoft.com, and stores in Xbox and Windows. As announced, the retail team members will now focus on serving customers from Microsoft corporate facilities and remotely providing sales, training, and support. The closure of Microsoft[...]

  • Atos Announces Acquisition of Paladion and Alia

    France-headquartered Atos, has announced signing an agreement to acquire Paladion, a provider of managed security services to strengthen its global cybersecurity offerings. Paladion AI-driven solutions focus on cloud-native Managed Detection and Response (MDR), serving over 400 clients across 12 countries. With this acquisition, Atos will combine Paladion MDR capabilities with its R&D solutions in AI,[...]

  • Snowflake Now Available on Google Cloud in London

    Cloud-based data storage and analytics service provider Snowflake, has just announced the general availability of its services on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in London. According to Snowflake, its expansion to London region was accelerated to support the analytical capabilities of the Health and Social Care Partnership in Greater Manchester, providing a scalable data platform that[...]

  • NVIDIA Launches Mellanox UFM Cyber-AI Platform

    NVIDIA has just launched its Mellanox UFM Cyber-AI platform, which is aimed at minimizing downtime in InfiniBand data centers. The NVIDIA Mellanox Unified Fabric Manager (UFM) provides services such as network management, monitoring, optimizations and security, while the Cyber-AI platform comes in as an extension which harnesses AI to learn the data center’s operational cadence[...]