Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC), which makes chips that run more than 90 percent of the world’s servers, said it’s buying startup Nervana Systems to add software, a cloud service and future hardware in an attempt to better tune its products for artificial intelligence work.

Data center deals have been picking up in the middle market. Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) is adding Bit-isle Inc.; Fusion Telecommunications International Inc. (Nasdaq: FSNN) has agreed to buy call center software company Technology for Business Corp.; and TierPoint LLC has agreed to buy Cosentry.

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