Forbes - Adrian Bridgewater - 3/8/17
CA Technologies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire software code security specialist Veracode. As a player in the "systems software" space (as opposed to the "applications software" space), CA Technologies is the artist formerly known as Computer Associates. The deal is worth approximately $614 million in cash.
With other post-millennial acquisitions focused on IT areas such as application monitoring (CA bought Nimsoft in 2010), application release management (CA bought Nolio in 2013) and identity management (CA bought IdMLogic in 2015), the firm's portfolio has become one typified by the so-called area of DevOps.
Who keeps the software apps alive?
In the world of DevOps, developers dovetail with operations staff who don't code, but look after the ongoing life, well-being, optimization, data throughput and prioritization rights of software apps that now have to exist in a connected cloud world. These unsung techies sport job titles including DataBase Administrator (DBA) or system administrator (sysadmin) and they work across a space that we often call the software release and product (as opposed to development) lifecycle.