Datadog, maker of a cloud-application-monitoring tool, said it has purchased Mortar Data. Datadog said it intends to combine Mortar's Big Data analytics with its software to deliver cloud-management solutions to customers with large networks.
Cisco Systems says it has streamlined its cloud-management software with ONE, which helps to automate and run programs in private- and hybrid-cloud settings, and allows developers to create and launch custom stacks.
Oracle says it will acquire cloud-software-maker Nimbula to expand its cloud-management tool kit and support Oracle Public Cloud. Oracle has said it's aiming for $1 billion in cloud-services revenue this fiscal year.
Hitachi Data Systems is taking aim at unstructured-data management with the introduction of Cloud Solution Packages, Cloud Services and a cloud-management portal. HDS says its converged strategy will help customers get the most of out of data.
Cloud Cruiser says its cloud-management software will save a company 10% within 30 days -- and if it doesn't the client won't pay a dime for the technology. The savings can come from areas such as uncovering wrong pricing on services or poorly designed workflow, the vendor says.