Why is Cisco acquiring Viptela?

Why is Cisco acquiring Viptela?

Cisco expands its SD-WAN offering

Cisco announced this month its intent to acquire Viptela will expand Cisco’s SD-WAN portfolio with increased functionality and simplicity delivered through the cloud. Managing the network is becoming more complex as applications move to the cloud, employees become more mobile and billions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices are added to the network. For businesses, this means how branch offices are connected must evolve.

Customers are turning to SD-WAN solutions to help manage and orchestrate their WAN deployments, to cost effectively improve access to both the cloud and their corporate network. Viptela provides a compelling SD-WAN solution that simplifies management, increases agility and reduces costs of interconnecting dispersed enterprise networks. Its network management, orchestration and overlay technologies make it easy to deploy and manage SD-WAN. This cloud-first approach also aligns with Cisco’s Digital Network Architecture (DNA) transition to software-driven, automated networks that are more flexible, responsive and dynamic.

Alex Hooper, CTO at Cisilion

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