12 Recent Networking And Infrastructure Deals To Keep An Eye On


Riverbed-Opnet

Money Involved: $1 billion

Why It Matters: Riverbed Technology is the big iron in WAN optimization, but for a few years now, the company has sought to expand that purview and shift toward being more of a multifaceted "performance" specialist. It's bought several small companies that thrust it into the application delivery, Web content acceleration and other disciplines. Opnet, however, is Riverbed's biggest M&A move yet and broadens Riverbed's footprint in the converging application performance management and network performance management segments.