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Cisco buys SD-WAN player Viptela for $610M

04-05-2017

Cisco has padded its SD-WAN portfolio with fellow player Viptela for $610 million. The deal will be a homecoming for Viptela’s top execs as current CEO Praveen Akkiraju is a former Cisco and Dell EMC. Co-founders of Viptela Amir Khan and Khalid Raza were engineers at Cisco. “Cisco has been providing SD-WAN technology and services to customers for several years; the Cisco IWAN solution delivers an on-premises SD-WAN solution for customers needing advanced routing features and other advanced n...


Now Cisco can even network your building systems

04-05-2017

The company’s Digital Building Switch series powers the lights and collects data from them The latest network hardware from Cisco Systems gives new meaning to the words “light switch.” The Catalyst Digital Building Series Switch is an Ethernet switch designed to link different kinds of building infrastructure over a network. It will be available worldwide in the second quarter. It uses Cisco’s enhanced version of PoE (Power over Ethernet) to run things like lights and cameras while collect...


Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners Bets On SD-WAN Future With Aryaka Investment

01-02-2017

Global Software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) vendor Aryaka is announcing today that it has completed a $45 million Series D round of financing led by Third Point Ventures and Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP). DTCP is Deutsche Telekom ’s investment management group. With approximately $2 billion under management and advisory and a portfolio of over 70 companies, DTCP provides venture capital, private equity, and strategic advisory services to the technology, media and telecommun...