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Data Center Mergers and Acquisitions: 2017 Deals, Spending Set Buyout Record

Suitors spent more than $20 billion on data center mergers and acquisitions in 2017, a big annual M&A record, according Synergy Research Group.

Private Cloud Platforms, Hosting Grow Faster Than Expected in 2017

In Forrester’s latest private cloud forecast update, the research firm increases its growth rates for both private cloud platforms & hosted private clouds.

CyrusOne Buys European Data Center Zenium for 18X EBITDA

CyrusOne acquires Zenium Euopean data centers for a lofty 18-times annualized adjusted EBITDA — though the valuation figure includes several qualifiers.

HP Enterprise Pushes Everything as a Service (On Premises)

HP Enterprise Green Lake solutions blend hardware & specialized software into on-premises “as a service” offerings with OpEx payment models.

Converge Technology Partners Acquires Northern Micro

Converge Technology Partners acquires Northern Micro, uniting two Canadian IT solutions providers to promote endpoint, enterprise & pro services skills.

Live Blog: Cisco Partner Summit Accelerates Network Intuitive, Multicloud Push

Cisco Partner Summit 2017 updates from CEO Chuck Robbins & Channel Chief Wendy Bahr. Cisco partnerships with ConnectWise & Google Cloud take center stage.

Basic Infrastructure Automation & Configuration Management: Why Aren’t You Doing It?

Whether you are new to infrastructure automation or an old hat, you owe it to yourself explore configuration management tools, Forrester Research says.

Dispatches From Mexico City, Part One: Backing Up For Disasters

From his apartment in Mexico City, Ty Trumbull wrote this blog hours before yesterday’s devastating Mexico City earthquake. PS: He’s safe.

Cisco Acquires Springpath; Battles HP Enterprise SimpliVity, Nutanix, Dell EMC HCI

Cisco Systems (CSCO) acquires Springpath, a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) alternative to Nutanix (NTNX), HP Enterprise (HPE) SimpliVity & Dell EMC.

Cisco Partner Fidelus Acquires Something Digital’s Networking, Security Partner Assets

Fidelus Technologies, a Cisco Gold Partner for professional & managed IT services, acquires networking & security services group from Something Digital.