Salesforce Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Slack

Salesforce is making the biggest acquisition in its 21-year history. The company announced on Tuesday that it’s buying chat software developer Slack for over $27 billion.

Through a combination of cash and stock, Salesforce is purchasing Slack for $26.79 a share and .0776 shares of Salesforce, according to a statement. That comes to about $45.86 a share. Prior to initial reports of a deal last week, which led to a 38% pop in Slack’s shares, the stock was trading at under $30.

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Game-Changer VanillaCloud: Open Source Cloud based on Kubernetes guarantees Openness, Transparency und non-proprietary Technologies

Cloudical, a Berlin-based cloud-native company and inventor of VanillaStack, today announced the soft launch of the VanillaCloud.  Cloudical now completes the vision of VanillaStack with a complementary cloud offering: VanillaCloud makes VanillaStack, a complete open source enterprise cloud stack, available as a GDPR-compliant public cloud solution.

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IBM to Acquire APM Startup Instana to Boost Hybrid Cloud and AI-powered Automation

IBM recently announced an agreement to acquire Instana, an application performance monitoring (APM) and observability company.

The acquisition will help businesses better manage the complexity of modern applications that span the hybrid cloud landscape. Today’s news further advances IBM’s Hybrid Cloud and AI strategy and strengthens its AI-powered automation capabilities.

With the acquisition of Instana, IBM will help companies overcome the challenge of managing application performance across multiple teams, and across 2 to 15 clouds, on average.

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Equinix Triples Investment in Cloud Native Computing Foundation to Fuel Open Source Innovation

 Collaboration with the CNCF Community Infrastructure Lab Enables Open Source Projects to Access USD$1 Million Annually of Globally Interconnected Equinix MetalTM Infrastructure

 

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Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the world’s digital infrastructure company, today announced it has tripled its investment in the cloud native community with an expanded commitment to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Community Infrastructure Lab (CIL). Innovators from throughout the CNCF community can now access up to USD$1 Million of powerful on-demand infrastructure resources per year across Equinix’s global footprint.

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Information leakage in AWS resource-based policy APIs is possible, says Palo Alto Unit 42

Unit 42 researchers discovered a class of Amazon Web Services (AWS) APIs that can be abused to leak the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) users and roles in arbitrary accounts.

More than 20 application programming interfaces (APIs) associated with 16 Amazon Web Services products can be abused to give up basic information about users and their roles, according to Unit 42, the research arm of cybersecurity giant Palo Alto Networks. AWS services that can be potentially abused by attackers include Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Key Management Service (KMS) and Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS).

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Polyverse and Cloudical bring ground-breaking Polymorphing security to VanillaStack

The cybersecurity company Polyverse and cloud-native, open source vendor Cloudical are excited to offer Polyverse Polymorphing as an optional, but integrated security layer for VanillaStack, Cloudical’s complete open source, cloud-native software stack.

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Canonical brings Juju charms to Kubernetes Operators

Canonical announced porting of the Juju DevOps approach, making Kubernetes Operators more manageable and easier. Kubernetes’ management is very complex and needs high skills and tools to handle software on the clusters accurately. Kubernetes Operators are required for this management. The latest DevOps Juju-fueled Charm Open Operator Collection, the biggest collection of application operators, supports cloud-native, Kubernetes, and conventional applications of Linux and Windows.

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Dell, FedEx, Switch Team Up to Build US-wide Cloud Service

Dell Technologies Inc., FedEx Corp. and Switch Inc. are building a U.S. network of data centers, offering businesses an alternative to maintaining their own server farms or using major cloud providers such as Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp.

The network’s technology hubs will be based in FedEx facilities, feature Dell hardware and connect to existing Switch computing centers, the companies said Thursday in a statement. The service will differ from the Amazon Web Services public cloud, in which information from various clients lives side-by-side in large centralized buildings. Instead, the partners will have locations throughout the country that are closer to clients for greater computing speed. And customers will use the service to host their private clouds, which is more akin to storing applications and data behind a corporate firewall.

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Tim Berners-Lee startup releases decentralisation tech to enterprises

Roll-out of Inrupt’s decentralised privacy technology to four large organisations is helping the startup to develop explicit use cases, which it hopes will prove the tech and lead to faster adoption

Inrupt, a startup launched by World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, has developed an enterprise-grade version of its decentralised web technology, allowing businesses and government organisations to build applications that give customers and users greater control of their personal data.

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