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Acquisitions Round Up For December, 2012


Written by  Ravi Vadugu | 25 December 2012
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acquisitionsNew year is here and an end to increased acquisitions trend is no where to be seen yet. December, 2012 has seen some big named acquisitions involving Dell, Red Hat, Oracle, Adobe and others. Here is a round up of major acquisitions for this month.

Red Hat in 2012 has scaled up its cloud computing platforms including IaaS and PaaS multi-fold with its infrastructure as a service solution, CloudForms, and a comprehensive virtualization management solution "Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization". This together with OpenShift, its open PaaS solution, the opensource company has set a tone for its cloudified roadmap in 2013. Red Hat has acquired ManageIQ this month, a leading provider of enterprise cloud management and automation solutions that enable organizations to deploy, manage and optimize private clouds, virtualized infrastructures and virtual desktops. With the addition of ManageIQ technologies to its portfolio, Red Hat will expand the reach of its hybrid cloud management solutions for enterprises. The deal worth $104.0 million in cash provides enterprises operational management tools including monitoring, chargeback, governance, and orchestration across virtual and cloud infrastructure such as Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and VMware.

After an initial denial of cloud computing, Oracle has done quite a bit this year to move all its apps into cloud including adoption of NoSQL. Cloud Marketing has become ever so important to the company that it has acquired Eloqua, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based marketing automation and revenue performance management software for $23.50 per share or approximately $871 million. The combined offering is expected to enable organizations to provide a highly personalized and unified experience across channels, create brand loyalty through social and online interactions, grow revenue by driving more qualified leads to sales teams, and provide superior service at every touchpoint.

Dell this month has acquired Credant Technologies, a known provider of data protection solutions to control, manage and secure data sent from endpoints to servers, storage and the cloud. The addition of Credant technology strengthens Dell’s computing solutions and improves the manageability, reliability and security engineered into its enterprise computing portfolio. The deal also means it becomes more richer in clients across variety of industries including, Aerospace and Defense, Energy, Financial Services, Universities, Public Sector, Drugs and Healthcare, Retail and Consumer, Telecommunications, IT and Media securing more than 2 million endpoints within which data flows.

A rocky 2011 with the demise of Flash has got Adobe to regroup its strategy and it has done well in 2012 revitalizing its products and launching CreativeCloud. Adobe has acquired privately held Behance, a leading online social media platform that enables creatives to showcase and share their work. With over 1 million members, the acquisition of Behance accelerates Adobe's strategy to bring great community features to its Creative Cloud, making the ultimate hub for creatives worldwide. Adobe® Creative Cloud is an industry-defining shift in creative expression and inspiration, where members can access Adobe's world-class creative tools and services and create, publish and share their work across devices, the desktop and the Web. Behance boasts over 3 million projects hosted on its platform.

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Ravi Vadugu

Ravi Vadugu

An IT professional with over 12 years of experience. Project management is what i do. Curious/Interested in upcoming technologies, trends, software methodologies(e.g. Agile) and software tools. Love sharing knowledge with rest of the community.

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