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Brocade Acquires Open-Source Network Virtualization Player Vyatta

Brocade made a splash in software-defined networking by acquiring network virtualization startup Vyatta in an all-cash transaction. Vyatta has built its own open-source operating system that runs on standard x86 hardware as well as most virtualization and cloud platforms and delivers enterprise-level routing, security and infrastructure features.

"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," Mike Klayko, Brocade's outgoing CEO, said in a statement.

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