Friday, August 19, 2022

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
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including 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 [@]

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