Cisco buys startup Viptela, specializing in cloud technologies SD-WAN

Cisco has published a press release in which it announced the intention to acquire Viptela is a startup specializing in the technology of software-defined wide area networks (Software-defined WAN; SD-WAN).

SD-WAN is an analogue hybrid WAN networks, which is due to the use of a Central controller and proprietary protocols can do without the usual protocols of IKE, IPsec, GRE, NHRP, NBAR, IP SLA, PBR and routing protocols BGP, or OSPF.

Cisco intends to use the technology Viptela to improve its cloud services, combined with its own development of SD-WAN. According to senior Vice President of Cisco technology Viptela is a cloud — based technology focused on ease of use and deployment, while simultaneously providing a rich set of features and scope.

The transaction value is estimated at 610 million dollars. The deal should be completed in the second half of this year.

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