Oracle Buys Xsigo

A week ago VMware said it was buying Nicira for $1.26 billion for its cloudy software-defined network virtualization.
Monday morning Oracle said it’s buying Xsigo Systems for its cloudy software-defined network virtualization.
Oracle’s not saying what it’s paying and it’s unclear how much funding the eight-year-old company took in from VCs like Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, Greylock Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners.
Like the Nicira acquisition, Xsigo in Oracle’s hands threatens Cisco and Juniper.
Xsigo, which has worked with Oracle in the past, is more established than the fledging Nicira. Xsigo’s stuff is supposed to simplify cloud infrastructure and operations by letting customers connect any server to any network and storage dynamically and flexibly, resulting in increased asset utilization and application performance while reducing cost.

read more