Cisco is planning to acquire Viptela Inc. Viptela will expand Cisco's SD-WAN portfolio with increased functionality and simplicity delivered through the cloud. Viptela provides a compelling SD-WAN solution that simplifies management, increases agility, and reduces costs of interconnecting dispersed enterprise networks. Its network management, orchestration, and overlay technologies make it easy to deploy and manage SD-WAN. This cloud-first approach also aligns with Cisco's Digital Network Architecture (DNA) transition to software-driven, automated networks that are more flexible, responsive and dynamic.

Cisco will acquire Viptela for USD 610 million in cash and assumed equity awards. The acquisition is expected to close in the second half of calendar 2017, after having completed all of the customary closing conditions and regulatory review.

With this announcement, Cisco will be able to accelerate the path to developing next-generation SD-WAN solutions, by combining Viptela's cloud-first network management, orchestration, and overlay technologies with industry-leading routing platforms, services, and SD-WAN capabilities from Cisco.


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