Mergers & Acquisitions Article Archive:

Red Hat Acquires FeedHenry for €63.5 million

Red Hat acquisition of FeedHenry linked to increase in smartphone uptake

Is HP Turning to Acquisitions to Speed Growth?

Hewlett-Packard bought open-source software start-up Eucalyptus to bolster its cloud portfolio, marking its first acquisition since the disastrous Autonomy deal. Speculation persists that HP is actually gearing up for a major acquisition swing, including a bid for VMware, to expand its capabilities and open new revenue streams.

Autotask Reshapes Managed Services with CentraStage Deal

Autotask acquired U.K.-based CentraStage, a cloud-based endpoint and device management system, giving it remote monitoring and management capabilities. The deal will reshape the managed services segment, raising questions about standalone products versus end-to-end systems.

Barracuda Gets Teeth Into C2C Systems, Refreshes Storage Portfolio

Cloud security vendor Barracuda acquires email archiving player C2C Systems and launches new cloud backup offering

Staples Sells Managed Services Unit

Staples found continuously hitting the “Easy” button wasn’t the solution to its managed services business and opted to sell its Thrive Networks subsidiary to MetTel. Could it be that retailers make bad IT companies?

CenturyLink Reportedly Interested in Buying Rackspace

Oft-rumored acquisition target Rackspace, a pioneer in IaaS, is said to have captured the interest of CenturyLink, a cloud company looking to expand to better compete against larger rivals.

Cryptzone Acquires HiSoftware, Announces New CEO

Kurt Mueffelmann will be named CEO of the newly combined Cryptzone as it looks to establish leadership in the cloud security space

VMWare Acquires CloudVolumes

Game changer for desktop virtualization according to enterprise and software company VMWare