Shippable added several big names in the technology business to its board of directors.
Red Hat has filled out Ansible's capabilities with the launch of version 2.0 of the product, which the open source company acquired in October. Perhaps the most important new feature is the addition of task blocks, which make it easier to group together and develop playbooks and tasks, as well as integrate exception handling and recovery.
Call it industry consolidation. Call it accelerating time to market. Whatever the case, 2015 was a year of several major acquisitions in the DevOps space, including a few surprising ones.
Pivotal is adding new talent and new technology to its growing Cloud Foundry practice through the acquisition of London-based CloudCredo and its startup subsidiary StayUp.
There's an odd situation right now between VMware and its parent company, EMC. The planned joint Virtustream venture will now be a solo one. VMware has opted out of the arrangement after investors clearly showed a dislike for the idea; and the company plans to continue running its vCloud Air cloud offering.
CircleCI launched a product aimed at enterprises that want to run continuous integration and continuous delivery builds behind their firewalls. The new CircleCI Enterprise was designed to provide such organizations with added compliance, control and customization.
Artisan Infrastructure has extended the capabilities of its IT Continuity Engine to include support for VMware vCenter Server. The business continuity product is now equipped to protect vCenter Server-based virtual machines from downtime.
A significant hire last week could put Google on the fast track toward capturing additional market shares in the growing public cloud space. The company brought on former VMware founder and CEO Diane Greene to lead the entire Google Cloud business and drive new opportunities.
While CIOs rank mobility as one of their highest priorities, many enterprises are implementing mobility in a slow and sporadic fashion, according to the VMware 2015 State of Business Mobility Report.
One of the reasons Dell likely wanted VMware and EMC was for Virtustream, and shortly after the announcement that Dell was acquiring EMC (and thus VMware) for $67 billion, VMware and EMC unveiled plans to spin Virtustream out into its own company.