Microsoft acquires Deis to boost its Kubernetes chops

Microsoft is acquiring Deis, a company that makes tools to work with the Kubernetes open-source container orchestration system. The deal, announced Monday, marks Microsoft’s continued interest in container orchestration.

Deis creates tools that aim to simplify the development of modern, containerized applications. Containers allow developers to write an application for an isolated, portable runtime that is supposed to be easily transferrable from a workstation to a server environment.

Tools like Deis’s Workflow, Helm, and Steward are supposed to ease the complex process of managing multi-container applications. They build on top of Kubernetes, the popular open-source container orchestration system that Google released to the world in 2014. Deis plans to continue its contributions to those tools as part of Microsoft, company CTO Gabe Monroy said in a blog post.

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IDG Contributor Network: Apprenda acquires Kismatic, releases a new Kubernetes distribution

Apprenda, a provider of cloud software, has acquired Kismatic, a company that offers Kubernetes support to enterprise customers. With this acquisition, Apprenda has also launched a new Kubernetes distribution, along with new enterprise support subscriptions available to any company using the Kubernetes container management system.

Despite being a relatively new technology, “people are running Kubernetes to power microservices, highly trafficked Web properties, and as a foundation for appliances focused on cloud infrastructure build outs. It’s being used in both medium-sized and large enterprises alike, including many Fortune 500 companies,” said Sinclair Schuller, CEO, and co-founder of Apprenda in an email.

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Amazon Web Services acquires Italian SaaS vendor

Amazon Web Services has agreed to buy Nice, an Italian vendor of high-performance computing software and services to extend its as-a-service offering.

It’s’s second acquisition within six months of a software vendor that can put its cloud computing platform to new uses. The last was Elemental Technologies, in September. 

Nice is a niche outfit, with customers numbering in the hundreds, not thousands. Companies and research institutions in the aerospace, automotive, energy, life sciences and technology industries use its products to centralize HPC, cloud and visualization functions.

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Computerworld Cloud Computing

Apple Acquires Feelings, Microsoft R Update, 2016 Predictions: Big Data Roundup

Apple is getting emotional. The company has acquired a startup that claims its facial recognition software can read your feelings. Meanwhile, Microsoft gets ready to update its R strategy, vendors offer their 2016 big data predictions, and more. Here’s our big data roundup for the week ending January 10, 2016.
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VoIP Solutions Provider netTalk Acquires 23000SF Miami Data Center

VoIP Solutions Provider netTalk Acquires 23000SF Miami Data Center
By Nicole Henderson, August 16, 2011 (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Connectivity and VoIP solutions provider netTALK ( announced on Monday that it has acquired a 23000 square foot data center in north Miami. The netTALK Cloud Center,
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Amazon Eyes Federal Cloud With AWS GovCloud
By Andrew R Hickey, CRN Amazon Web Services (AWS) is hopping on the federal cloud computing bandwagon with a new service that adds an extra layer of protection to meet the regulatory requirements necessary for the US government.
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Web Host Online Tech Upgrades Management Portal
web hosting provider Online Tech ( announced that it had upgraded its web-based client portal, OTPortal, in an effort to provide a “single pane of glass” to customers of its colocation, managed hosting and cloud services.
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