Cisco strengthens its datacenter portfolio with $320 million acquisition of Springpath

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Cisco Systems, the worldwide technology leader in networking hardware, telecommunications equipment and high-technology products, completely acquired Springpath, Inc., a hyperconvergence software specialist, based in Sunnyvale.

With this acquisition, Cisco will be able to deliver advanced data center innovation to its customers, and provide more software-centric solutions.

Springpath has been serving hyperconvergence since 2012, and it started working with Cisco from 2016 when the latter acquired it for $320 million to launch the HyperFlex platform, which is the industry’s foremost fully hyperconverged infrastructure system.

Hyperconvergence is a type of infrastructure system that closely integrates networking, storage, virtualization, and other technologies in a commodity hardware box from a single vendor. The file system for hyperconvergence which is developed by Springpath, enables server-based storage systems.

Also read: Cisco launches cloud-based database management-as-a-service for its UCS and HyperFlex customers

The acquisition of Springpath by Cisco will help Cisco grow its computing business, and enable more data center customers to realize advantages of economic and simple software-defined infrastructure.

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