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The 10 Biggest Cisco News Stories Of 2022 (So Far)

Gina Narcisi

Cisco’s 2022 has been a mixed bag so far, complete with impacts from global supply chain constraints and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, to a reported software megadeal and the company’s software and everything-as-a-service transition moving at full-steam ahead.

10. Cisco Scoops Up Software Company Opsani

Cisco kicked off 2022 by announcing its intent to acquire Opsani in January, a privately held enterprise software company and based in Redwood City, California, for an undisclosed sum.

The two companies said that the acquisition, which was closed in February, will strengthen Cisco’s observability business, AppDynamics. Now together, Cisco has grown its product and engineering team and expanded the AppDynamics platform’s capabilities to better observe enterprise-scale, cloud-native environments.

Cisco’s Opsani buy at the beginning of the year followed the company’s 2021 acquisitions of observability vendor Epsagon and software company replex, which Cisco said underscores its continued investment in its full-stack Observability strategy.

 
Gina Narcisi

Gina Narcisi is a senior editor covering the networking and telecom markets for CRN.com. Prior to joining CRN, she covered the networking, unified communications and cloud space for TechTarget. She can be reached at gnarcisi@thechannelcompany.com.

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