12 Recent Networking And Infrastructure Deals To Keep An Eye On


Cisco-Cloupia

Money Involved: $125 million

Why It Matters: Given what Cisco stands to gain from infrastructure automation -- an add-on, services-centric capability to its compelling converged data center play -- this one seems like a no-brainer. Cisco says it plans to offer "single-pane-of-glass" management of networking, compute, storage, virtual machine and operating system resources, especially in deployments that include its Unified Computing System (UCS) and Nexus switching products. Team Cloupia knows the territory, too; CEO Raju Datla (pictured) ran a previous Cisco acquire, Jahi Networks.

 



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