VMware to acquire OpenFlow pioneer Nicira for $1.26 billion

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Continuing its push to virtualize all aspects of the data center, VMware is acquiring software-defined networking firm Nicira for $1.26 billion, the companies announced Monday.

"I believe we have the same opportunity to do for networking what we've already done for servers and many other parts of the data center," Steve Herrod, VMware's CTO, wrote in a blog post about the deal.

VMware will fold Nicira's core technology, called Open vSwitch, into its own portfolio of virtual networking software, VMware said.

Read more @ http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9229510/VMware_to_acquire_OpenFlow_pioneer_Nicira_for_1.26_billion


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