The company develops Nicra software-defined systems (Software-defined networking – SDN), ie, scalable and full-featured virtual network, completely isolated from the physical infrastructure. Technology Nicra are very promising, and it is not surprising that the development of SDN are interested industry giants.
Attracted the attention of venture Nicra of VMware, which focuses on developments in the field of virtualization. The developers have signed an agreement under which Nicra goes “under the wing of” VMware, the latter will experience in the field of SDN, which subsequently will be used in products vSphere, vCloud Director, vShield Network and Security and VXLAN.
In a press release specialists Nicra lead interesting data showing that without the power of virtualization to 20-30% of computing resources, data processing center is not used. The number of confirmed companies AT & T, DreamHost, eBay, Fidelity Investments, NTT, and Rackspace, which tested the SDN in cloud infrastructures.
The acquisition price is $ 1.26 billion, all procedures related to the acquisition, expected to be completed before the end of 2012.