Privately held Vyatta, a California-based networking industry innovator, will be acquired by Brocade in an all-cash transaction, and Brocade hopes to close the acquisition by the end of the calendar year. After this happens, Vyatta will be merged into Software Networking Business unit reporting into Ken Cheng.
“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 Brocade CEO Mike Klayko. “We are now bolstering these ‘build and partner’ efforts with this strategic acquisition with the goal of being the innovation and thought leader in the software networking category.”
Vyatta, which pioneered and created the industry’s first and only platform-independent network operating system, the Vyatta Network OS, is shipping products and developing a next-generation, on-demand network OS that delivers advanced routing, security, and VPN functionality for physical, virtual, and cloud networking environments. Brocade plans to utilize Vyatta technology and expertise to offer customers an end-to-end architecture built on a highly virtualized, dynamic network infrastructure.
“Brocade and Vyatta share the philosophy that open solutions and dynamic, agile networks are the best paths for customers to evolve their data center architectures to meet their business goals,” said Vyatta CEO Kelly Herrell. “I am excited about Vyatta joining forces with Brocade as we now have the opportunity to more fully deliver on our value proposition with a broader set of customers as a trusted data center and networking solutions provider.”