8 Storage Companies Cisco Should Buy (And 1 It Shouldn't)

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Reduxio Systems

CEO: Mark Weiner

Market Cap: Private

Based in both Israel and San Francisco, the storage startup Reduxio Systems could be the next NetApp, analysts say.

"They are coming in like NetApp -- trying to change the world in a new way of doing snapshots, copies, protection in a more efficient way and in a hybrid way," said Schulz. "They might be seen as a bit of a project for Cisco, but historically, if you look at some of [Cisco's] acquisitions, they tend to go that route."

About 90 percent of the networking giant's $63.5 billion in total cash, cash equivalents and investments is overseas.

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