VMware acquires VeloCloud, consolidates SD-WAN market

VMware have announced in a blog post (Leading our Industry into a Software-Defined Future with Strategic M&A) that they are acquiring VeloCloud. They have also issued the obligatory press-release to support this. They follow Cisco’s acquisition of Viptela (Viptela plans for acquisition by Cisco) in integrating SD-WAN as a feature into networks rather than a…

CenturyLink completes acquisition of Level 3

CenturyLink  has completed its acquisition of Level 3 Communications. In their press-release (CenturyLink completes acquisition of Level 3), they claim they are now positioned to: Offer a broader, innovative product portfolio of network solutions and advanced IT services designed to meet complex technology and threat protection needs Deliver these solutions and services to enterprise, government,…

Extreme buys Brocade data centre switching assets direct

Extreme  has announced that they have closed a deal direct with Brocade , rather than wait for the Broadcom  acquisition. (Extreme Networks Completes Acquisition of Brocade’s Data Center Networking Business). This is different to the planned acquisition announced in March. Broadcom’s recent announcement that they have refiled with CIFUS has caused some consternation with other organisations…

Viptela to accelerate Cisco’s intent vision.

Cisco have announced that they have completed Viptela’s acquisition, with a press-release that indicates this fits within their intent-based networking strategy announced last week. As predicted, the value of the deal was $610mn. As is becoming common with Cisco, there is also a blog post providing additional information on the acquisition Viptela . This makes…

SDxCentral: Sandvine brought by Private Equity to be merged with Procera

SDxCentral reports that the venture capital company which owns Procera Networks is purchasing all remaining stock in Sandvine Networks to merge them together. Francisco Partners and PNI, affiliate companies are managing the acquisition. The merged company will be led by the Procera team, but keep the Sandvine name. Procera’s CEO, Lyndon Cantor and CFO, Richard…