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Analysts say AWS dominance forced IBM’s Red Hat acquisition
The largest software acquisition in history "shows how even the biggest beasts in tech are having to adapt to the Cloud computing world."
IBM to spend $34b to acquire Red Hat
IBM and Red Hat will remain committed to the continued freedom of open source.
NZ SaaS provider SLI offered $40m Texan buyout
SLI Chairman says the leadership has been “considering a range of strategic options for the company as it has steered... into profitability.”
Etix Everywhere acquires NeoCenter Ouest, adds 2 data centres
Blanchot is confident this new development will result in strong growth for the company’s sales and profitability.
Logicalis makes move on Australia with CNI acquisition
The Australian operation of the group, Thomas Duryea Logicalis is confident the acquisition will bolster is hybrid IT abilities.
Iron Mountain makes another move on APAC with China acquisition
It was only last week when the data company announced a takeover in South Korea, and now it's made another in APAC.
Tenant becomes landlord with NextDC taking over buildings from APDC
After months of cat and mouse, NextDC’s latest takeover bid for the properties housing its data centres is set to be accepted.
Iron Mountain affirms commitment to APAC with new acquisition
American information management company Iron Mountain has made clear where in the world it's placing its bets.
DDN makes ‘old’ appointment with Tintri co-founder designated CTO
The revival story of IT company Tintri continues as DDN today announced a new executive appointment - with potentially a 100 more to come.
Global shareholders sue 'leading' China data centre operator GDS
The lawsuit believes GDS has been engaged in a 'ruse' to enrich insiders by acquiring data centers that aren't as valuable as the company claims.
Equinix beware: Digital Realty throws down gauntlet with new $1.8b acquisition
With future CAPEX costs included the acquisition will cost around $2.25b and will strip Equinix's title of having the most colocation facilities in South America.
Orange reveals goal to become global player in multi-cloud services
Fresh off its acquisition of Basefarm, the France-based integrated comms provider is looking to make waves around the world in multi-cloud services.
DDN completes $60m acquisition and reboots Tintri for business
There were six rounds of heated negotiations and an extensive bidding process, but now that it's complete DDN is wasting no time.
Cellnet acquires gaming distie for greater A/NZ penetration
The acquisition of gaming software and accessories distributor Turn Left Distribution is a step into an entirely new market for Cellnet.
TDCG seals acquisition to become largest Dutch data centre provider
It’s taken substantial investment, but The Datacenter Group (TDCG) can now lay claim to being the largest 100 percent Dutch data centre provider.
TPG-VHA will be real competitor to Telstra, Optus - GlobalData
GlobalData technology analyst Siow Meng Soh offers his view on opportunities and challenges to the parties involved in the TPG-VHA merger.
Leader takes over distie Anyware from Harris Tech
The 25 year old PC accessory distributor Anywhere Australia and its team will move to Leader as of October.
DDN’s acquisition of Tintri expected to wrap up in coming days
It’s taken a while, but DDN says it expects the acquisition of Tintri to be complete within the next few days - here's the details of the agreement.
CyrusOne shells out $442m to break into Europe data centre market
The US data centre provider has acquired a hyperscale data center provider in Europe to make its expansion into Europe.
Authorities approve Orange’s €350m acquisition of Basefarm
Orange's 100 percent acquisition of Basefarm has been signed off by the relevant competition authorities.
Thales extends offer acceptance period for Gemalto acquisition
The acceptance period is being extended to obtain regulatory clearance from antitrust authorities.
E-commerce, telecoms, mergers named as 2018/19 focus for ComCom
The Commerce Commission has names published its priority focus areas for the upcoming year, including implementing new telecommunication regulations.
Xero pays NZ$103m to acquire Canada-based cloud bookkeeping firm
Xero will pay US$70 million (NZ$ 103 million) to acquire Canadian-based cloud bookkeeping firm Hubdoc.
DDN finalises acquisition agreement for bankrupt Tintri
After stepping in at the final hour to salvage Tintri, Data Direct Networks (DDN) has finalised a new reseller agreement - here are the details.