Intel to buy data center software company Barefoot Networks

Intel is set to acquire Barefoot Networks, a provider of Ethernet switch silicon and software for use in the data center.
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“The addition of Barefoot Networks will support our focus on end-to-end cloud networking and infrastructure leadership, and will allow Intel to continue to deliver on new workloads, experiences and capabilities for our data center customers,” Navin Shenoy, executive vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group at Intel, said.

Intel did not disclose financial details of the deal which is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2019.

The leadership team headed by Craig Barratt – based in Santa Clara, California – will join Intel.

Intel said Barefoot Networks will add expertise in cloud network architectures, P4-programmable high-speed data paths, switch silicon development, P4 compilers, driver software, network telemetry and computational networking.

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