Acronis introduces new Cloud Partner Program

Acronis  has introduced its new Acronis Partner Program for Cloud. An extension of the Acronis Global Partner Program, the Acronis Partner Program for Cloud is uniquely designed to accelerate cloud data protection services revenue with a subscription model for service providers, distributors and cloud resellers. The program provides leading solutions, resources, programs and incentives to help Acronis partners profit from the huge market growth predicted for cloud data protection services, which include backup, disaster recovery and file sync and share. According to IDC, the Data Protection & Disaster Recovery software market will grow to $8.1 billion by 2019.

IBM to acquire Aperto

First digital marketing agency acquisition in Europe to tap experience design talent; Combines with high-value services expertise in strategy, analytics and cognitive computing.

BroadSoft to acquire Transera

BroadSoft, a global unified communication software as a service (UCaaS) provider, has acquired Transera, a leading provider of cloud-based contact center software for small-medium business (SMB) and large enterprises. The acquisition positions BroadSoft to lead the fast-growing Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) market, while enabling service providers to offer a comprehensive cloud contact center portfolio with minimal new investments, rapid time-to-market, and seamless integration with BroadSoft's BroadWorks(R) and BroadCloud(R) solutions.

VIRTUS joins forces with Jisc to drive UK education and research forward

VIRTUS Data Centres has provided details of the latest members to have joined the first national shared data centre for research and education, offered by digital services and solutions organisation Jisc. Located in VIRTUS' LONDON4 data centre, as a result of VIRTUS' December 2015 purchase of Infinity's Slough data centre business, three new customers have added to the 12 education and research organisations already benefiting from the shared data centre facility.

Siemon offers free ‘WheelHouse Interactive Data Centre Guide’

Siemon has launched a free ‘Interactive Data Centre Guide’ as part of its WheelHouse™ portfolio.  Focusing support for data centre professionals, this online educational resource centre provides comprehensive data centre guidance for selecting, designing and deploying the business-critical infrastructure upon which the entire data centre relies.  Its aim is to ‘connect the world to a higher data centre standard’ by offering comprehensive resources in one immediately accessible and easily navigable interactive guide.

Cisco to acquire Jasper Technologies

Cisco is to acquire Jasper Technologies, Inc., a privately held company based in Santa Clara that delivers a cloud-based IoT service platform to help enterprises and service providers launch, manage and monetize IoT services on a global scale. Under the terms of the agreement, Cisco will pay $1.4 billion in cash and assumed equity awards, plus additional retention based incentives.

Beabloo selects Hortonworks

Hortonworks has expanded its European customer base by adding Beabloo, the global omnichannel digital marketing company. With Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP(tm)), Beabloo can process and analyse huge amounts of unstructured data to help its merchant customers increase revenues whilst optimising the retail experience.