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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

SDN acquisitions

This blog post tracks all the SDN acquisitions that are done in the recent days. The size of the SDN (Software Defined Networking) deals range from billion dollars to a few hundred million dollars.

Also read:

10 SDN Startups
SDN Basics / 101

Name of the Startup
Value of the Deal

(Acquired by VMWare in July 2012)
Nicira's core offering is the Network Virtualization Platform (NVP). NVP is software that manages a network abstraction layer between end hosts and the physical network and enables the creation of virtual networks that operate independent of the underlying physical network. NVP works with any network hardware from any vendor and is hypervisor agnostic, working with VMware ESXi, Linux/KVM, Xen/Xen Server and Microsoft HyperV.
$1.2 Billion

(Acquired by Oracle in
July 2012)
Xsigo’s software-defined networking technology simplifies cloud infrastructure and operations by allowing customers to dynamically and flexibly connect any server to any network and storage

(Acquired by Cisco in Oct 2012)
vCider technology provides expertise in the development of network overlay technology for secure data center infrastructure virtualization.

(Acquired by Cisco in Nov 2012)
Meraki is a cloud-managed network infrastructure company. Meraki management software (called the "Enterprise Cloud Controller") allows Meraki networks to be set up and controlled through the internet. The same management software is used for all of their product lines (wireless LAN, security appliances, switches, and Systems Manager).
$1.2 Billion

(Acquired by Cisco in Nov 2012)
Cariden builds visibility, control and analysis solutions for companies that view their network as a business platform. Cariden solutions are unique in covering past, current and future performance of the network.
$141 Million

(Acquired by Brocade in Nov 2012)
Vyatta pioneered the decoupling of routing and security software from proprietary hardware, creating the industry’s first and only platform-independent network operating system, Vyatta Network OS.

(Acquired by Juniper in Dec 2012)
Contrail founded in 2012, claims to have direct engagement with early customers to address the significant networking and operational challenges encountered when scaling their private and hybrid cloud architectures.
$176 Million

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