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Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Embrane

- April 1, 2015 - 21 Comments

With agility and automation as persistent drivers for IT teams, the need to simplify application deployment and build the cloud is crucial for the data center.

Today, Cisco is pleased to announce its intent to acquire Embrane, a provider of a lifecycle management platform for application-centric network services.

As we continue to drive virtualization and automation, the unique skillset and talent of the Embrane team will allow us to move more quickly to meet customer demands. Together with Cisco’s engineering expertise, the Embrane team will help to expand our strategy of offering freedom of choice to our customers through the Nexus product portfolio and enhance the capabilities of Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).

With this acquisition, we continue our commitment to open standards through programmable APIs and multi-vendor environments. More importantly, we remain committed to the rich ecosystem of partners and customers in production through the automation of network services, cloud and system management orchestration and automation stacks.

The Embrane team will be joining the Insieme Business Unit. We expect the acquisition to be complete before the end of the current quarter.  Financial terms are not disclosed.



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  1. Nice to announce cisco Intent to Acquire Embrane... Depenning

    I follow your liking Services wonder what your cloud service purchase options. Fantastik izle

    Cisco is gaining a very good team that will certainly help drive ACI adoption / success. WWT very much appreciated the partnership with Embrane. Good luck, Dante, Susheel, Jon, John and team!

    Congrats to the team.

  2. Interesting to see "Luca Cafiero" as a tag for this acquisition. It could be interpreted as a change coming in the M&Q structure.

  3. Great Acquisition, welcome to the Embrane team.

    This is a good move to acquire Embrane! With increased use of cloud , on-demand solutions there is a great need for agility and automation into data centers through vitual appliances and therefore the need for its lifecycle management. It is all about timing and being the first in the virual space.

  4. You picked the right date to sneak in this little gem: "With this acquisition, we continue our commitment to open standards through programmable APIs and multi-vendor environments."

  5. Welcome back Dante and congratulations ! great addition to Cisco ACI.

  6. Congrats to the Embrane team and welcome! Now Cisco has an advanced lifecicle platoform to support customer application request in a fast way.

  7. Congrats Dante, Marco and the entire Embrane team- welcome home!

  8. Thanks for sharing. Goodluck

    Thanks, that was informative. Embrane joins Cisco family.

    I admire how strategically Cisco acquires companies to enhance key business areas. Congratulations!

  9. Thanks, that was informative.

  10. Fantastic! Good luck to EMBRANCE Team.. _____________

  11. I’m delighted to announce that Cisco has completed the acquisition of Embrane. We welcome the team to the Cisco family!

    Welcome to the Embrane team, looking forward to collaborate.

    Congrats to the team and welcome to the Embrane folks! Looking forward to your participation in the Cisco ACI community!

    Welcome Embrane Team to Cisco Family.

    Welcome to Cisco, Embrane Team...