mergers and acquisitons

  • Cisco Buys Metacloud As Big Companies Suddenly Hot For Cloud Startups

    Cisco Buys Metacloud As Big Companies Suddenly Hot For Cloud Startups

    Cisco announced this morning it intends to buy Metacloud, a startup with OpenStack chops. This news comes hot on the heels of HP buying Eucalyptus last week and Rackspace announcing they are taking themselves off the market this morning. As Stephen Stills once sang, “There’s something happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear.” Metacloud offers OpenStack as… Read More

  • Mesosphere Snags OrlyAtomics In Talent Acquisition Deal

    Mesosphere Snags OrlyAtomics In Talent Acquisition Deal

    Mesosphere bought OrlyAtomics, a database technology company today in what appears to be a straight talent acquisition deal. The four OrlyAtomics engineers will become part of the Mesosphere team immediately.  No terms were available. Mesosphere, which is based on the open source Mesos project, wants to build what they call a datacenter operating system that allows companies to operate at… Read More

  • Eucalyptus CEO Sudden OpenStack Conversion Makes More Sense In Light of HP Purchase

    Eucalyptus CEO Sudden OpenStack Conversion Makes More Sense In Light of HP Purchase

    Last month Eucalyptus CEO Mårten Mickos, a long-time critic of OpenStack, had a sudden change of heart. Yesterday his company was purchased by HP, a company that itself embraced OpenStack this year in a big way. Hard to imagine the timing of Mickos’ OpenStack epiphany was a coincidence. He wrote a blog post on his company website last month, explaining his change in thinking. He… Read More

  • Confirmed: Zebra Technologies Is Buying Motorola Solutions’ Handheld Unit For $3.45B

    Confirmed: Zebra Technologies Is Buying Motorola Solutions’ Handheld Unit For $3.45B

    Zebra Technologies, a manufacturer of barcode, receipt, kiosk and RFID printers and supplies  announced today that they were buying Motorola Solutions’ handheld unit for $3.45B. Philip Gerskovich, Senior Vice President for New Growth Platforms at Zebra, explained to me in a phone interview that the two companies have been working together for years. Zebra has printed the bar codes… Read More

  • IBM Scoops Up Silverpop

    IBM Scoops Up Silverpop

    IBM announced today it intends to buy Silverpop, a cloud marketing platform that gives marketers insight into customer activity online. Silverpop gives IBM a cloud-based marketing personalization tool that promises to provide users with a way to understand their customers better and offer more personalized experiences based on what they know. For instance, if you know that your customer is… Read More