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Cisco Acquires vCider

- October 4, 2012 - 14 Comments

Cisco is pleased to announce that it has acquired privately-held vCider. Based in Mountain View, California, vCider has expertise in the development of virtual network overlay technology for secure data center infrastructure. vCider will be integrated into Cisco’s Cloud Computing organization, reporting to Lew Tucker, chief technology officer, Cloud Computing, and will play an important role in the Cisco Open Network Environment (ONE) strategy, particularly in support of OpenStack.

OpenStack is a key pillar of Cisco’s open, multi-hypervisor, multi-stack Cloud computing strategy. Cisco joined OpenStack 18 months ago and has been a significant contributor to the OpenStack Quantum API track ever since.

With Quantum becoming a core OpenStack service, it’s clear that programmable networking is quickly becoming an important component in large scale, multi-tenant, cloud computing environments. Cisco’s Quantum plug-in is designed to give application developers increased programmability of both virtual and physical networks linking the world of cloud computing to the advanced capabilities of Cisco’s Open Networking Environment (ONE).

So where does vCider come in? The vCider team has created a multi-tenant distributed virtual network controller. vCider’s code and technology will be integrated into our current development efforts of the OpenStack Quantum network service.

Mergers and acquisitions along with investments remain a key part of Cisco’s build, buy, and partner innovation framework and supports our strategy of providing best-in-class solutions for our customers. The vCider acquisition is well-aligned to our strategic goals to develop innovative virtualization/cloud technologies, while also cultivating top talent.


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  1. Sounds like a match made in heaven, good luck and congrats to the vCider team!

  2. ...A very clever acquisition...

  3. It would be nice if this could be either explained in plain-English or linked to something that explains this 'open, multi-hypervisor, multi-stack Cloud computing strategy' context for the normal Cisco employee to understand.

  4. Goodluck Vcider Team! Welcome to Cisco Cloud Technology

  5. thx alot for this post :)

  6. Congrats! Great news look out Amazon

  7. thanks a lot for sharing this great news.

  8. Congratulations and welcome to the Cisco family vCider..

  9. Great news, exciting times for openstack.

  10. Excellent news!

  11. Good news :) Welcome to cisco family

  12. Amazing news, it makes me upside down :) Vcider Team, Welcome to Cisco Cloud Technology.

  13. Congrats hope it works out!

  14. thanks a lot for sharing this great news