Cisco snaps up AppDynamics for $3.7B right before its IPO

  Cisco said today that it would acquire AppDynamics, which helps companies monitor application performance, for a whopping $3.7 billion.And now, it would seem that AppDynamics’ long-awaited IPO (this week!) has been called off in favor of a giant acquisition. It isn’t Cisco’s first major acquisition in recent memory — in fact, the company has Read more about Cisco snaps up AppDynamics for $3.7B right before its IPO[…]

HPE acquires SimpliVity for $650M in cash

HPE today announced that it has acquired data management platform SimpliVity  for $650 million in cash. SimpliVity is one of the many companies in this space focused on what is often called “hyperconverged infrastructure.” That sounds like somebody’s buzzword — and it definitely is — but the core idea is pretty sound: hyperconverged systems combine compute, Read more about HPE acquires SimpliVity for $650M in cash[…]