Brocade acquires Vyatta

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Tuesday, November 6th, 2012   |  

Yesterday Brocade announced the acquisition of Vyatta, a company that delivers a software-based network operating system that leverages x86 servers as well as virtualization and cloud computing platforms.

Data center networking solutions provider Brocade is planning to use Vyatta competence aiming to offer an end-to-end virtualized data center infrastructure solution. Brocade expects to close the acquisition by the end of the calendar year and privately held Vyatta will be acquired in an all-cash transaction.

The merge of the two companies is going to deliver a product which would be the result of Vyatta’s cloud computing platforms, network virtualization and software-defined networking (SDN) with ethernet fabric architecture of Brocade.

Mike Klayko, CEO of Brocade, declares:

This acquisition complements our R&D investments in Ethernet fabrics and SDN, as well as our broad industry and solutions-level partnerships that enable Brocade to pursue new market opportunities in data center virtualization, public cloud, enterprise virtual private cloud, and managed services, we are now bolstering these ‘build and partner’ efforts with this strategic acquisition with the goal of being the innovation and thought leader in the software networking category.

Kelly Herrell, CEO of Vyatta, comments about the acquisition:

Brocade and Vyatta share the philosophy that open solutions and dynamic, agile networks are the best paths for customers to evolve their data center architectures to meet their business goals, I am excited about Vyatta joining forces with Brocade as we now have the opportunity to more fully deliver on our value proposition with a broader set of customers as a trusted data center and networking solutions provider.

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