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Interactive Data Corporation acquires 7Ticks

7ticks has been acquired by Interactive Data Corporation. While the details of the transaction were not disclosed, the acquisition is expected to be completed by early 2010. 7ticks expertise include providing propriety trading groups, clearing firms, and market makers with proximity hosting and support services. It is headquartered in Chicago, with additional hosting facilities in […]

Microsoft acquired Opalis Software

Data center management software firm Opalis Software is now a property of Microsoft. This deal will strengthen the company’s System Center line and some of Opalis’ software will be introduced into the System Center itself gradually. The acquisition will bring together Opalis’ expertise of deep data center automation with System Center’s management capabilities.

Strato web hosting company finally sells for $409M

Deutsche Telekom has announced its plans to acquire a European-based web hosting provider Strato for a total of $409 million. Strato has customers in six European countries and it is one of the largest web hosting companies in the continent. The current owner of Strato is Freenet and it has been looking for potential buyers […]

Digital Realty Trust expands with purchase of two more DCs

Two fully leased data center facilities has been acquired by Digital Realty Trust. Both are located in Santa Clara, California (1350 Duane Avenue and 3030 Raymond Street). The total cost for both acquisitions is $90.5 million. The two buildings were previously purchased four years ago by Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust.

H4Y Technologies acquires iWebFusion Technologies

H4Y Technologies, a web hosting and an ISP company, has acquired iWebFusion Technologies, a web host based in Oregon. iWebFusion will keep its own brand and there will be no changes to the billing, staff or structure of the company. Customer services will not be interrupted since no equipment will be moved.

Adobe buys Omniture

Adobe Systems Incorporated has bought a web analytics firm Omniture. The core product of Omniture is Omniture Online Marketing Suite which is used for optimizing ad spend and conversion. Omniture is in direct competition with Coremetrics, but has five times more customers. Experts estimate Adobe’s latest acquisition would enable the business to grow at a […]

Switch and Data acquired by Equinix

Equinix has acquired its rival Switch and Data. The deal, which involves both cash and stock, will strengthen Equinix position in the data center services market. As a result of this acquisition, Equinix added a million gross square feet of data center capacity to the total global footprint of the company. The expected closing date […]

$295M Compuware acquisition of Gomez

Web application experience management provider Gomez has been acquired by Compuware, an application performance management software firm. The two companies will provide optimization services for business applications. The deal is expected to close in November this year.

Digital Realty Trust buys two DCs for $44.3 million

Two California-based data centers have been acquired by a wholesale data center operator Digial Realty Trust. The company paid $44.3 million for both DCs located at 444 Toyama Drive facility in Sunnyvale and 1525 Comstock Street in Santa Clara. The size of each data center is approximately 42,000 square feet.

Sedo acquires ParkingPanel

The online domain marketplace Sedo has purchased ParkingPanel, a domain monetizing service provider. ParkingPanel was launched three years ago and it caters primarily to individuals with large domain portfolios. ParkingPanel customers will be merged into the existing Sedo framework, according to sources, and will gain access to Sedo’s advanced monetization engine.

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