Brocade to buy software-based network operating system provider Vyatta

Infotech Lead America: Brocade will acquire Vyatta, a provider of software-based network operating system, in an all-cash transaction.

The Belmont, Calif.-based Vyatta’s software-based network operating system addresses network virtualization, software-defined networking (SDN) and private/public cloud computing platforms.

Vyatta will be merged into Software Networking Business unit.

Mike Klayko, CEO of Brocade

“This acquisition complements our R&D investments in Ethernet fabrics and SDN, as well as our broad industry and solutions-level partnerships that enable Brocade to pursue new market opportunities in data center virtualization, public cloud, enterprise virtual private cloud, and managed services,” said Mike Klayko, CEO of Brocade.

Vyatta’s on-demand network OS delivers advanced routing, security and VPN functionality for physical, virtual and cloud networking environments. Vyatta Network OS enables system architects to secure and connect virtual, cloud or physical infrastructures.

Brocade plans to utilize Vyatta technology and expertise with the goal of offering its customers an end-to-end architecture built on a highly virtualized, dynamic network infrastructure. This virtualized data center infrastructure promises to make service providers and enterprises agile through accelerated deployment and reduced development cycles in their networks.

The acquisition enables Brocade to extend its open data center fabric and IP networking technologies directly into any number of server hypervisor environments that gives customers the utmost choice and flexibility in selecting the right solution for their business needs.

“There are many significant developments happening today that are redefining data center architectures and industry landscapes,” said Ken Cheng, vice president of the Routing, Application Delivery and Software Networking Group at Brocade.

The Vyatta acquisition brings in considerably more software networking technology and expertise to Brocade.

“Brocade and Vyatta share the philosophy that opens solutions and dynamic, agile networks are the best paths for customers to evolve their data center architectures to meet their business goals,” said Kelly Herrell, CEO of Vyatta.

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