Brocade has plans of deepening its professionalism in software-design networking or SDN, and for this purpose it has planned to acquire network virtualization startup Viyatta on cash.
Few days back, the financial terms and conditions about the deal were disclosed. However they were not publicized. Basically Viyatta is a new approach and an emerging trend in virtualized networking, which deals in an operating system which is based on open source software that is compatible with both standard x86 hardware and most of the cloud and virtualized platforms to make available the provision of enterprise e-level routing, infrastructure and protection to the clients. Viyatta is of the view that their system has observed as more as 1 million downloads.
Brocade’s departing CEO, Mike Klayko said that Viyatta will make sure that it makes the prefect use of the investments Brocade has made in SDN and Ethernet fabrics.
Klayko also said in a statement, “We are now bolstering these ‘build and partner’ efforts with this strategic acquisition with the goal of being the innovation and thought leader in the software networking category,”
Kelly Herrell, the CEO at Vyatta said in a blog post, “We couldn’t be more proud,” she continued in these words, “All of this excitement has been in pursuit of the next frontier of IP networking. No longer is networking something that happens only outside the server; now it extends into the server itself, creating a new world of virtual topologies that complement the physical ones surrounding them.”
Also Ken Cheng, the vice president Routing, Application and Software Networking said, “The Vyatta acquisition brings in considerably more software networking technology and expertise to Brocade. We believe software networking to be a critical component in the next phase of network virtualization as enterprises are becoming increasingly virtualized and actively moving workloads to the cloud,”
Further Herrell made additions to this blog post by saying that by joining with Brocade, Vyatta can attain “the best of both worlds: the solidity of a multi-billion-dollar network infrastructure player with the agility of an innovative software group.”