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.
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.