Tech roundup: VictorOps' $120M exit, Advanced Space partners with NASA, and more

by Joyce Famakinwa
June 14, 2018
VictorOps acquired by Splunk
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VictorOps acquired by Splunk for $120M, with big plans to innovate

VictorOps, a creator of DevOps incident management software, announced on Monday that it has been acquired by San Francisco-based software solutions provider Splunk Inc. — for $120 million. The Boulder-based company’s software is used by development and DevOps teams to address issues with their deployments. VictorOps will join Splunk’s IT markets group to provide “on-call technical staff an analytics and AI-driven approach for addressing the incident lifecycle,” VictorOps CEO Todd Vernon wrote in a recent blog post. [Built In Colorado]

 

Advanced Space will develop a navigation system for the moon with NASA
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Advanced Space will develop a navigation system for the moon with NASA

Boulder-based Advanced Space signed a two-year contract with NASA to develop a peer-to-peer navigation system for the moon. Advanced Space designs software and provides services for NASA, the U.S. Air Force and commercial operators.

“As we increase the number of vehicles in space and missions to the Moon, we must equally advance the technology used to figure out where they are and where they are going,” Bradley Cheetham, CEO of Advanced Space, said in a recent statement. [Press release]

 

Denver-based Cologix names new CEO
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Denver-based Cologix names new CEO

This week, Cologix made a new addition to its leadership team. The data center and cloud exchange company announced that it has named Bill Fathers as chairman and CEO. Fathers succeeds Grant van Rooyen and brings 20 years of leadership experience to the table. Previously, he was executive vice president of cloud services at VMware. He also serves on the board of directors at euNetworks. [Press release]

 

Madwire buys payment company SilverEdge
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Madwire buys payment company SilverEdge

Fort Collins-based software and services company Madwire has acquired SilverEdge, a Loveland-based company that provides small business payment solutions. The move adds point-of-sales systems, payment devices, inventory management, advanced revenue reporting and other payment solutions to Madwire’s portfolio, according to reports from BizWest. [BizWest]

 

Optiv Security makes key appointments
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Optiv Security makes key appointments

Optiv Security has made some key new appointments, having named Chad Holmes as chief services and operations officer and Nate Brady as chief financial officer. Holmes has more than 20 years of cyber security experience, and he was recently the managing partner/principal at Ernst & Young L.L.P. He has held senior positions at McAfee, Check Point and Intel. Brady has 20 years of accounting, management and leadership experience. He most recently served as Optiv’s chief accounting officer. [Press release]

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