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The 10 Biggest Networking Acquisitions Of 2017 (So Far)

Cisco, Extreme Networks and Riverbed Technology are just some of the networking vendors shaking up the market through acquisitions in the first half of 2017.

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Top 10 Biggest Networking Acquisitions

Although it's only halfway through the year, the networking industry has already seen several huge acquisitions as some vendors look to increase their share while others are seeking to shake up the entire market.

As customers change the way they purchase network offerings -- from a Capex to Opex model as well as a heavier focus around the return on investment -- some networking vendors are scrambling to stay afloat. We saw this industry turmoil come to a head in 2017 with Avaya filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and Brocade Communications selling off its business units to separate entities.

Here are the 10 biggest acquisitions in the networking industry during the first six months of 2017.

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