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Ericsson bolsters 5G portfolio with $1.1b Cradlepoint buyout
Ericsson will acquire Cradlepoint to create greater market share in the enterprise 5G space, boosting Ericsson’s existing 5G portfolio that includes IoT and enterprise network solutions.
Pure Storage acquires Portworx for $370m, extends Kubernetes services and support
Pure Storage has signed an agreement to acquire Portworx for approximately $370 million in cash, with the aim of extending Kubernetes and containers solutions and support. This deal represents Pure Storage’s largest acquisition to date.
VISEO and Cludo announce ambitious plans for Salesforce in Australia
According to a statement, the acquisition enhances the ability of both companies to deploy larger-scale digital projects across Australia and the APAC region.
CyberCX acquires Kiwi company Insomnia Security as part of expansion into NZ
It comes only two weeks after CyberCX launched in New Zealand, indicating the company’s intentions in asserting itself as a leading security player in the country.
CloudBolt Software acquires Melbourne-based cloud management platform company
Kumolus, the Melbourne headquartered cloud management platform company, has been acquired by US based CloudBolt Software in a move designed to aid the latter’s APAC expansion plans.
Hyland acquires RPA specialist Another Monday
Hyland’s president and CEO Bill Priemer says that the addition of RPA to the company’s content services platform extends the company’s low-code process automation offerings.
TAS acquires Experteq, looks to become leading mid-market player
“Bringing TAS and Experteq together creates significant value, providing our clients and partners with a greater breadth of capability. Combined, we now can consult, deliver and manage end-to-end cloud technology which is unique in the industry."
Advanced Security buys local electronic security integrator
Advanced Security Group has added another company to its portfolio – this time it’s South Island-based electronic security integrator VIP Security.
Intuit acquires Kiwi-founded ecommerce provider TradeGecko
“We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to accelerate our long-term mission of building the commerce platform to power millions of SMBs globally,” says TradeGecko cofounder.
Fortinet acquires OPAQ Networks to bolster SASE offering
Customers of the companies can now leverage firewall and SD-WAN capabilities, web security, browser isolation, multi-cloud workload protection, and more.
MyFiziq takes majority stake in Body Composition Technologies
The CareVoice is the first BCT platform using the MyFiziq body shape and circumference system and will soon be enhanced with MyFiziq’s new total body fat capabilities.
Data centre market holds strong amid wider economic outlook
Investors and developers are ‘bullish’ about the economic prospects of the data centre industry despite the overall impact of COVID-19 on the economic climate.
HPE to acquire SD-WAN firm Silver Peak for US$925 million
The deal will enable HPE to couple its Aruba Edge Services platform with Silver Peak’s software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) platform.
SecOps NZ snaps up Prima Solutions, extends risk management services
SecOps NZ has acquired risk management specialist Prima Solutions, and as a result has boosted the company’s information security risk and assurance management practice.
IOTDC extends data centre services in Port Melbourne and beyond
The new facility will be added to the IOTDC mesh, which is a network of geographically distributed facilities through IOTDC that offers communities integrated data centre services.
Vodafone sells Auckland customer data centre to Plan B
Plan B will take over both operations and management of the facility, while customers will see no difference in operations.
Keysight buys AI testing specialist Eggplant for $300m
The move sees Keysight strengthen its presence in the automation space, with the aim to further establish itself in the automated software test market across both the physical and protocol layers and into the application layers.
NetApp moves to acquire Spot, eyeing application driven infrastructure
The companies say their integration can help customers save up to 90% of their compute and storage cloud expenses, as well as encourage the acceleration of public cloud adoption.
Thycotic acquires Onion ID, launches new access management products
Thycotic has acquired Onion ID, a privileged access management (PAM) solutions provider, and has added new products to its PAM portfolio to protect enterprise cloud apps and better enable remote workers.
WatchGuard completes acquisition of Panda Security
Executives say the immediate goal of the now-combined companies is to provide stakeholders access to a newly expanded portfolio of security solutions.
Cisco buys ThousandEyes, strengthening network portfolio
Cisco is eyeing up network intelligence company ThousandEyes for its latest acquisition, building on Cisco’s cloud-based network and application performance portfolio.
Microsoft acquires RPA specialist firm Softomotive
Softomotive’s popular automation software, WinAutomation, will supplement Power Automate to provide more capabilities for RPA desktop authoring.
VMware reveals plans to acquire Octarine, going all in for Kubernetes
VMware says once the acquisition is completed, Octarine’s integration will provide new security features for containerized applications running in Kubernetes, and will enable security capabilities as part of the fabric of the existing IT and DevOps ecosystems.
Vocus buys out 'strong' Stuff Fibre business
The deal, which is set to close on 20 May, reflects Vocus’ confidence in Stuff Fibre’s capabilities, particularly in ‘uncertain times’.