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Cisco has entered into a merger agreement with Cloupia, a company specializing in cloud management company based in Santa Clara, California. The purchase price is approximately $ 125 million, as a message indicating the network equipment. The acquisition is subject to customary regulatory conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter of Cisco’s fiscal year 2013.
Cloupia provides tools to automate data center and cloud infrastructures. They simplify enterprise and service provider implementation and configuration of physical or virtual resources through a single management console.
Cisco wants Cloupias software with its Unified Computing System integration (UCS) and its switching systems of the Nexus. In a Conference Call latest quarterly figures Cisco CEO John Chambers had recently declared that UCS will strong demand and also contributes to increasing networking sales.
The tools of Cloupia to expand Cisco’s UCS Dashboard, which is about computing power, storage, network, virtual machine and operating system resources to centrally monitor and manage. Cisco plans to combine the purchased solutions with its UCS Manager. Cloupia itself should go up in Cisco’s Data Center Group.
“The acquisition of Cloupia fits into Cisco’s data center strategy by providing a single, centralized management console for Cisco solutions and partners, including FlexPod, VSPEX and Vblock” Hilton Romanski, Head of Corporate Business Development writes at Cisco, in one blog entry .“Cloupias products will be integrated into Cisco’s data center portfolio with UCS Manager, UCS and Nexus 1000V Central. They strengthen Cisco’s overall ecosystem strategy by providing free APIs for a wide community of developers and partners. “Like previous acquisitions in the field of cloud management, including Tidal LineSider and newScale, please complete Cloupia also Cisco’s IAC solutions (Intelligent Automation for Cloud ).