Serverless security startup Protego raises $2M in seed funding

The form of cloud computing offers a model in which businesses pay for resources they use rather than a set amount of space. For developers, it offers a way to write code without getting too involved in the process of scaling applications or managing servers.
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Google acquires Cask Data to beef up its tools for building and running big data analytics

Google is pushing hard on its efforts to build out a deeper enterprise business around Google Cloud, which continues to trail behind Amazon’s AWS and Microsoft’s Azure when it comes to revenues and usage among organizations.
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Rackspace acquires Salesforce specialist RelationEdge

Rackspace today announced that it has acquired RelationEdge, a Salesforce implementation partner and digital agency. The companies did not disclose the financial details of the acquisition.
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Cloud-based phone system Aircall has raised $29 million in Series B funding

Cloud-based phone system Aircall has raised $29 million in Series B funding, led by UK investor Draper Esprit, alongside Balderton Capital, NextWorld Capital, eFounders and Newfund, bringing total funding to $40.5 million.
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LockState Secures $5.8M In Series A Funding

LockState, a Denver, CO-based provider of a cloud platform for smart locks, raised $5.8m in a Series A funding. The round was led by Iron Gate Capital with participation from Kozo Keikaku Engineering, Nelnet, and Service Provider Capital.
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SignalFx Raises $45 Million in Series D Funding

SignalFx, the leader in streaming operational intelligence for data-driven DevOps, today announced $45 million in Series D funding led by General Catalyst with participation from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and Charles River Ventures. This round brings total funding for SignalFx to $103.5 million since its founding in 2013.
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HPE to Acquire Data Center SDN Startup Plexxi

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has agreed to buy a data center SDN startup called Plexxi, whose software-defined networking technology it plans to integrate with its SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure and with its composable infrastructure called Synergy.
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The Challenges and Opportunities of Big Data in Cybersecurity

The things that make big data what it is – high velocity, variety, and volume – make it a challenge to defend. And it presents a tempting target for potential attackers.
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Ciena Acquires Packet Design

Ciena posted mixed second fiscal quarter 2018 results that beat revenue predictions but missed on profits. The optical networking and software vendor also announced plans to acquire Packet Design in a move to boost its Blue Planet software platform.
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Lumina Networks Raises $10M With Investments From Both Verizon and AT&T

Lumina Networks today said it closed its Series A with $10 million in funding. This includes $8 million in new funding led by Verizon Ventures. Other new investors include AT&T and Rahi Systems.
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