Brocade has recently announced the acquisition of Vyatta, a developer of open source networking system. However, the amount that has been paid in return for the acquisition has not been disclosed. Brocade said the Vyatta is known for the development of the open source networking system software which is relevant for applications like, network virtualization, software defined networking, and private/public cloud computing. After the acquisition of Vyatta, CEO of Brocade, Mike
said that this acquisition will enable Brocade to explore more opportunities in the areas of data center virtualization, enterprise virtual private cloud, public cloud, and managed services. It will also enable Brocade to enhance its overall software networking ability. Apart from developing and shipping the open source networking software, Vyatta now has entered into the development of an ‘on-demand’ networking platform designed for routing, security, and VPN capabilities for private, virtual, and cloud networking environments. Brocade also plans to use Vyatta’s cutting edge technology to provide customers with virtualized network infrastructure to speed application deployment and reduce development cycles.
A spokesperson for Brocade said, “It will also enable Brocade to extend its data center fabric and IP networking technologies into a variety of server hypervisor environments.” “We believe software networking to be a critical component in the next phase of network virtualization as enterprises are becoming increasingly virtualized and actively moving workloads to the cloud,” said Ken Cheng, vice president of the at Brocade, in a statement. Data Center Talk updates its resources everyday. Visit us to know of the latest technology and standards from the data center world. Please leave your views and comments on DCT Forum