8. VMware Adds Nicira For $1.2 Billion
VMware has made a number of acquisitions in recent years to fuel its growth, but none have been bigger than the $1.2 billion purchase of Nicira . VMware reportedly beat out Cisco for the SDN startup, which has built buzz this year after luring top executive talent from Cisco and Juniper Networks. The big question is, will the addition of Nicira bring VMware closer to OpenStack?