Networking giant Cisco has completed its acquisition of hyper-converged software developer Springpath in a move to boost Cisco’s data center strategy including HyperFlex and its Unified Computing System (UCS) product lines.
“Cisco is innovating at breaking speed in the data center,” said Kent MacDonald, vice president of business development at Long View Systems, a Calgary, Alberta-based and top Cisco partner. “This year they’ve really focused on updating and refreshing a lot of their data center portfolio to make it simpler and more easy to consume for customers. … Springpath will be an important ingredient to their strategy there.”
Cisco spent $320 million to buy the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based startup, which developed a distributed file system purpose-built for hyperconvergence that enables server-based storage systems.