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The 10 Biggest Tech Mergers And Acquisitions Of 2017

IT vendors, telecom giants, and solution providers got in on the M&A action during 2017, so there's no telling what new services are coming to the market in 2018. Here are ten of the biggest, headline-grabbing tech acquisitions of year.

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9. Cisco Buys SD-WAN Startup Viptela

Price: $610 million

Cisco got serious about SD-WAN in May when it announced plans to acquire SD-WAN specialist Viptela for $610 million in cash and equity. The deal bolstered Cisco's existing portfolio of SD-WAN solutions, including its iWAN and Cisco Meraki offerings. Cisco closed its acquisition of Viptela on August 1.

In a similar deal, Vmware revealed its plans to acquire SD-WAN startup VeloCloud in November for an undisclosed amount.

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