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…

Cisco announces intent to acquire Observable Networks

Cisco announces its intention to acquire privately held Observable Networks. Observable Networks was founded in 2011. Cisco says that Observable will help extend their Stealthwatch platform. The Observable Networks team will become part of the Security Business Group. The acquisition is expected to complete in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018. The Observable Networks…

End-Of-Life: Brocade V5600 router

Brocade, after the sale of the Vyatta group to AT&T, have announced the End of Life of the Brocade v5600 router platform. The platform is end of life on October 5, 2017. Brocade announced this prior to the release of the press-releases for completing the acquisition. This is expected as AT&T have not made any…