12 Recent Networking And Infrastructure Deals To Keep An Eye On


Brocade-Vyatta

Money Involved: Undisclosed

Why It Matters: Brocade's been on the ropes in recent years, but its last few quarters' worth of earnings have shown signs of strength, and in Vyatta, it's made a key acquisition while in an upswing. Vyatta, a well-liked virtualized networking startup, has an operating system based on open-source software that's portable to standard x86 hardware as well as most virtualization and cloud platforms. It's expected to give Brocade's emerging software-defined networking (SDN) strategy a big boost.