Cisco Completes Cloupia Acquisition
Cisco Completes Acquisition of Cloupia Cisco said on Monday that it completed the acquisition of privately held Cloupia, a datacenter and cloud automation and management software provider based in Santa Clara, California.
Under the terms of the agreement, the company paid approximately $125 million in cash and retention-based incentives in exchange for all shares of Cloupia.
According to Cisco, Cloupia offers a software solution that automates converged data center infrastructure. This allows enterprises and service providers to simplify the deployment and configuration of physical and virtual resources from a single management console.
"Cloupia unified automation provides cross-functional automated service provisioning across server, networking and storage components," Cloupia states, referring to its Converged Infrastructure Management solution. "It also provides a single interface to manage and automate discovery, provisioning, configuration and compliance. Complex application infrastructure can be deployed and ready within matter of hours with single-click converged stack provisioning. That is the true agility and operational savings one could expect with unified automation and converged infrastructure."
Cisco said the Cloupia acquisition includes its infrastructure management software and talent, the latter of which will be integrated into Cisco's Data Center Group. Once combined with Cisco's own data center management solutions, enterprises and service providers will be able to seamlessly manage pools of computing power, network services, storage and virtual machines as a unified whole. IT services will even be deployed and delivered more rapidly, and at a lower cost, Cisco said.
Cloupia was founded in 2009 by group of industry veterans with deep expertise in Datacenter, Virtualization, Network and Enterprise Systems Management. The company offers a load of products and solutions spanning enterprises and service providers.
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