Link: Weirdest. Acquisition. Ever. Broadcom buys CA Technologies

Broadcom buying CA for US$18.9bn. “Mainframe solutions dominate CA’s income, pulling nearly $2.2bn in the 2017-2018 financial year, followed by its enterprise solutions segment at $1.75bn and services at $311m.”
Original source: Weirdest. Acquisition. Ever. Broadcom buys CA Technologies

Link: Weirdest. Acquisition. Ever. Broadcom buys CA Technologies

Broadcom buying CA for US$18.9bn. “Mainframe solutions dominate CA’s income, pulling nearly $2.2bn in the 2017-2018 financial year, followed by its enterprise solutions segment at $1.75bn and services at $311m.”
Original source: Weirdest. Acquisition. Ever. Broadcom buys CA Technologies

Link: AT&T to Acquire AlienVault | AlienVault

“The acquisition will combine AlienVault’s expertise in threat intelligence with AT&T’s cybersecurity solutions portfolio that includes threat detection and prevention as well as response technologies and services. After the acquisition closes, AT&T business customers will be able to access our unified security management platform that helps make organizations more effective at threat detection and response, by giving them access to a broad set of enterprise-grade security capabilities.”
Original source: AT&T to Acquire AlienVault | AlienVault

Link: Splunk acquires VictorOps to take it – and you – into site reliability engineering

“Adding these tools to Splunk’s roster, Mann said, means it can now monitor apps, provide an environment in which to fix them and allow the deeper investigations that figure out root cause of problems and allow re-designs of infrastructure and code to stop them recurring.”
Original source: Splunk acquires VictorOps to take it – and you – into site reliability engineering

Link: Splunk acquires VictorOps to take it – and you – into site reliability engineering

“Adding these tools to Splunk’s roster, Mann said, means it can now monitor apps, provide an environment in which to fix them and allow the deeper investigations that figure out root cause of problems and allow re-designs of infrastructure and code to stop them recurring.”
Original source: Splunk acquires VictorOps to take it – and you – into site reliability engineering

Link: The Cost of Developers

That’s a lot of money.

“on the other side of the spectrum, purely enterprise-focused companies like IBM or Oracle would be tempted to wring every possible bit of profit out of the company…. What Microsoft wants is much fuzzier: it wants to be developers’ friend, in large part because it has no other option.”
Original source: The Cost of Developers

Link: The Cost of Developers

That’s a lot of money.

“on the other side of the spectrum, purely enterprise-focused companies like IBM or Oracle would be tempted to wring every possible bit of profit out of the company…. What Microsoft wants is much fuzzier: it wants to be developers’ friend, in large part because it has no other option.”
Original source: The Cost of Developers

Link: Bringing CoreOS technology to Red Hat OpenShift to deliver a next-generation automated Kubernetes platform

“With the acquisition, Container Linux will be reborn as Red Hat CoreOS, a new entry into the Red Hat ecosystem. Red Hat CoreOS will be based on Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux sources and is expected to ultimately supersede Atomic Host as Red Hat’s immutable, container-centric operating system.

“Red Hat CoreOS will provide the foundation for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat OpenShift Online, and Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform will also, of course, continue to support Red Hat Enterprise Linux for those who prefer its lifecycle and packaging as the foundation for their Kubernetes deployments.

“Current Container Linux users can rest easy that Red Hat plans continue investing in the operating system and community. The project is an important base for container-based environments by delivering automated updates with strong security capabilities, and as a part of our commitment and vision we plan to support Container Linux as you know it today for the community and Tectonic users alike.”
Original source: Bringing CoreOS technology to Red Hat OpenShift to deliver a next-generation automated Kubernetes platform

Link: HCL buys into hybrid data management with majority stake in Actian

“Actian told us in March that revenue was back up to more than $100m while headcount totaled approximately 300.”
Original source: HCL buys into hybrid data management with majority stake in Actian

Link: On Salesforce’s acquisition of MuleSoft

“[H]aving a decent integration platform in its arsenal enables Salesforce to tell better stories about the seamlessness of its own application portfolio, even as this continues to expand through acquisition (which, note, was where Oracle was with its Fusion Middleware portfolio and strategy when it bought BEA). It also potentially helps Salesforce further develop its Einstein proposition, by making it easier to get access to corporate data from more systems in more locations…. However, just as was the case with BEA, many of MuleSoft’s customers made that investment precisely because it could demonstrate its ability to connect anything to anything without bias, and nurture customers’ own heterogeneous ‘application networks’. I hope Salesforce can take MuleSoft’s existing value proposition forward as it creates the Salesforce Integration Cloud.”
Original source: On Salesforce’s acquisition of MuleSoft

Link: On Salesforce’s acquisition of MuleSoft

“[H]aving a decent integration platform in its arsenal enables Salesforce to tell better stories about the seamlessness of its own application portfolio, even as this continues to expand through acquisition (which, note, was where Oracle was with its Fusion Middleware portfolio and strategy when it bought BEA). It also potentially helps Salesforce further develop its Einstein proposition, by making it easier to get access to corporate data from more systems in more locations…. However, just as was the case with BEA, many of MuleSoft’s customers made that investment precisely because it could demonstrate its ability to connect anything to anything without bias, and nurture customers’ own heterogeneous ‘application networks’. I hope Salesforce can take MuleSoft’s existing value proposition forward as it creates the Salesforce Integration Cloud.”
Original source: On Salesforce’s acquisition of MuleSoft

Link: Finland government buys a slice of Nokia

“Between 1998 and 2007, Nokia was responsible for nearly 4 per cent of Finland’s annual GDP, while also being responsible for 30 per cent of the nordic country’s research and development spend and some 20 per cent of its annual exports.”
Original source: Finland government buys a slice of Nokia

Link: How a holding company that sold pool chemicals pivoted into a $20B coffee empire

“In recent years, JAB has quietly plunked down majority stakes in some of the biggest coffee brands in the world, including Keurig ($13.9B), Peet’s Coffee ($974m), Stumptown, Intelligentsia, and the Caribou Coffee Company. JAB also bought out coffee-related food chains like Krispy Kreme ($1.35B) and Panera Bread ($7.5B), and put up $18.7B for soft drink giant Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a bid to bolster its distribution.”
Original source: How a holding company that sold pool chemicals pivoted into a $20B coffee empire

Link: How a holding company that sold pool chemicals pivoted into a $20B coffee empire

“In recent years, JAB has quietly plunked down majority stakes in some of the biggest coffee brands in the world, including Keurig ($13.9B), Peet’s Coffee ($974m), Stumptown, Intelligentsia, and the Caribou Coffee Company. JAB also bought out coffee-related food chains like Krispy Kreme ($1.35B) and Panera Bread ($7.5B), and put up $18.7B for soft drink giant Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a bid to bolster its distribution.”
Original source: How a holding company that sold pool chemicals pivoted into a $20B coffee empire

Link: Docker Who? By Acquiring CoreOS, Red Hat Aims to Be the Kubernetes Company

“So while this deal clearly changes the playing field for Kubernetes in the developer space, and probably further marginalizes Docker, it may actually not be the kind of “market consolidation” that used to characterize the maturity of a software platform. More likely, it’s the latest step by a major player in the server marketplace to find a way to capitalize on the success of a product that, had it been commercial and proprietary from the start, might have been a gold mine… except that, had it been commercial and proprietary, no one would have ever heard of it.”
Original source: Docker Who? By Acquiring CoreOS, Red Hat Aims to Be the Kubernetes Company

Link: Red Hat tries CoreOS on for size – and buys

‘The elder open source software biz sees the younger firm’s technology helping it automate and simplify its OpenShift container app platform, as well as improving its security and application portability in hybrid cloud environments. Red Hat says it will provide more details about how CoreOS products will be handled in the months ahead. It characterizes them as complementary to its own wares, althugh its plans may involve “integrating products and migrating customers to any combined offerings” at some later date.’
Original source: Red Hat tries CoreOS on for size – and buys

Link: 5 Ways Red Hat’s Acquisition Of CoreOS Will Shake Up The Container Tech Landscape | CRN Mobile

Love those CRN 500 word stories spread over six pages.
Original source: 5 Ways Red Hat’s Acquisition Of CoreOS Will Shake Up The Container Tech Landscape | CRN Mobile

Link: Bazaarvoice acquisition gets shareholder approval

“Bazaarvoice’s board agreed in November to be acquired by Marlin Equity Partners in a deal valued at more than $500 million. Under the agreement, Marlin Equity Partners acquired all outstanding common stock of Bazaarvoice for $5.50 in cash for a total of $521 million.”
Original source: Bazaarvoice acquisition gets shareholder approval