rocade Acquires NOS creator VyattaBrocade has acquired Vyatta, which is best known as the creator of the first platform-independent network operating system.
Brocade said that Vyatta is "highly relevant for multiple applications in network virtualization, software-defined networking (SDN) and private/public cloud computing platforms" today.
The company will be able to leverage Vyatta's product line now, but apparently has its eyes on its "next-generation, on-demand network OS that delivers advanced routing, security and VPN functionality for physical, virtual and cloud networking environments."
Brocade stated that it will use Vyatta technology to provide "an end-to-end architecture built on a highly virtualized, dynamic network infrastructure" and "extend its open data center fabric and IP networking technologies directly into any number of server hypervisor environments that gives customers the utmost choice and flexibility in selecting the right solution for their business needs."
According to the acquisition announcement, Vyatta will be integrated into Brocade's Software Networking Business unit to complement the company's R&D in Ethernet fabrics and SDN.
Vyatta was purchased in an all-cash deal. Financial details were withheld.
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