Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Cisco buys vCider for SDN overlay

Cisco Systems Inc. has quietly announced the purchase of a California company called vCider, which specializes in the development of virtual network overlay technology for secure data centre infrastructure. Usually acquisitions are announced in a press release, but this came in a blog.
As this story in Network Computing outlines, vCider’s technology is similar to that of Nicira’s, which was bought by EMC last month for US$1.2 billion.
 An industry analyst suggests Cisco’s move is a way of signalling that it won’t give up trying to become a leader in the emerging software-defined networking space.
The battle over the best way to achieve network virtualization is only just begining.

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Howard Solomon
Howard Solomon
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including ITBusiness.ca and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@] soloreporter.com

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