Oracle buys network virtualization company Xsigo

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CALIFORNIA, USA: Oracle announced that it will acquire Xsigo Systems, a provider of network virtualization technology. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.


Only recently did VMware acquired a software-defined-network technology provider Nicira. Seems like companies are intensifying their game against networking giant Cisco in the data centre space.

"The proliferation of virtualized servers in the last few years has made the virtualization of the supporting network connections essential," said John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems, Oracle. "With Xsigo, customers can reduce the complexity and simplify management of their clouds by delivering compute, storage and network resources that can be dynamically reallocated on-demand."

Xsigo’s software-defined networking technology simplifies cloud infrastructure and operations by allowing customers to dynamically and flexibly connect any server to any network and storage, says a release.


The company’s products have been deployed at several enterprise customers including British Telecom, eBay, Softbank and Verizon.

The combination of Xsigo for network virtualization and Oracle VM for server virtualization is expected to deliver a complete set of virtualization capabilities for cloud environments, adds the release.

"Customers are focused on reducing costs and improving utilization of their network," said Lloyd Carney, Xsigo CEO. "Virtualization of these resources allows customers to scale compute and storage for their public and private clouds while matching network capacity as demand dictates."