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10 Things To Know About Cisco's Acquisition Of Viptela

Amazon, VCE and Cisco DNA: Here are ten things partners need to know about Cisco's acquisition of SD-WAN startup Viptela.

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Viptela Founders Hail From Cisco

Viptela emerged from stealth in 2014 led by founders Amir Khan (left) and Khalid Raza (right), who previously held top roles at Cisco. Before starting Viptela in 2012, Raza spent 17 years at the networking giant as an engineer, while Khan tenure included a pair of five-year stints at Cisco including the position of director of product management in 2007, according to LinkedIn profiles. Khan was also senior director of product management for Juniper Networks from 2007 to 2011.

Raza is CTO of Viptela, while Khan moved from his CEO position to President in January when the startup named Praveen Akkiraju (middle) as the new CEO.

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