• What Would Square’s Jack Dorsey Do?

    What Would Square’s Jack Dorsey Do?

    New Relic CEO Lew Cirne asked himself a question upon embarking on developing a new startup inside the company he co-founded. He wondered: “How would Jack Dorsey do it?” Dorsey started Twitter and then Square. He is now Twitter’s chairman and runs Square, too. He innovates arguably more than any CEO in the startup world. And he had a system Cirne could use. Today… Read More

  • Facebook And The Sudden Wake Up About The API Economy

    Facebook And The Sudden Wake Up About The API Economy

    What a two weeks it’s been. Something happened that has been simmering for a while. The API market exploded. Intel bought Mashery for more than $180 million and CA acquired Layer 7. 3Scale received a new $4.2 million round of funding from Javelin Ventures. Mulesoft acquired Programmable Web. And then Facebook jumped in and bought Parse. The acquisitions and funding point to a maturing… Read More

  • CA Files Lawsuit Against New Relic Seeking Injunction, Claims Patent Infringement

    CA Files Lawsuit Against New Relic Seeking Injunction, Claims Patent Infringement

    CA¬†Technologies has filed a lawsuit against New Relic, the application lifecycle management company. CA is seeking “undisclosed damages” for lost profits. It is also seeking an injunction against New Relic prohibiting the infringement of CA patents and the misuse of the company’s intellectual property. In other words, CA wants a judge to shut down New Relic. Read More

  • DynamicOps Acquisition Helps VMware Differentiate From AWS And Infrastructure Players

    DynamicOps Acquisition Helps VMware Differentiate From AWS And Infrastructure Players

    VMware announced the acquisition today of DynamicOps, a purchase that puts it in position to differentiate itself from the traditional infrastructure providers. It’s not a sexy acquisition, but it’s practical. VMware gets a tighter story for how it plans to add value,¬†in face of deeper competition from the likes of Google, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and OpenStack, the… Read More

  • CA Buys Capacity Management Software Company Hyperformix

    CA Technologies this morning announced that it has agreed to purchase Hyperformix, a provider of capacity management software for dynamic physical, virtual, and cloud IT infrastructures. Deal terms were not disclosed. Capacity management enables customers to discover how physical, virtual, hardware, software, storage, and network resources are being used, and to determine what resources will… Read More

  • CA Acquires Cloud Monitoring Company Nimsoft For $350 Million

    IT software giant CA has acquired cloud monitoring startup Nimsoft for $350 million according to a release issued today. Nimsoft offers performance monitoring software to businesses. CA is making a big move towards the cloud. The company just bought up 3Tera, Cassatt, NetQoS and Oblicore. Read More

  • CA Continues Shopping Spree; Acquires 3Tera To Boost Presence In The Cloud


    IT software giant CA is acquiring cloud computing startup 3Tera. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 3Tera’s product, AppLogic, helps enterprises build and deploy cloud-bases applications both to public and private clouds. CA is opening up the purse strings to boost its presence in the cloud. The company recently acquired Cassatt, NetQoS and Oblicore. 3Tera allows companies to… Read More

  • CA Continues Buying Spree, Acquires Oblicore

    CA today announced that it has acquired privately-held Oblicore, a provider of Service Level Management (SLM) software for enterprises and service providers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, although Israeli business news outlet Globes had picked up rumors about the pending acquisition late last year and pegged the purchase price at $25 million. If correct, this isn’t a great… Read More

  • Zyrion's Traverse 5.0 Available Today With Network Flow Analysis Capabilities

    Zyrion, a Sunnyvale based provider of Business Service Management (BSM) products, announced today the integration of Network Flow Analysis capabilities into their latest product, Traverse 5.0. Traverse allows its users to drill down into the performance of their IT services in real-time; thus enabling IT and business personnel to not only identify which devices are down or impacted, but also… Read More