The movement toward more fluid and flexible Software Defined Networking (SDN) constructs is alive and well. Today Oracle became the latest vendor to jump into the space by way an acquisition. Oracle announced its intention to acquire Xsigo for an undisclosed sum. The deal is expected to close in the fall of 2012.
Xsigo is a privately-held company founded in 2004. Xsigo has a series of products that deliver SDN capabilities enabling enterprises greater control and flexibility of cloud workloads. Among Xsigo’s products is a Fabric Director, Fabric Accelerator and a Fabric Manager. According to Oracle, Xsigo’s products are complementary to Oracle’s own virtualization and system stacks.
“The proliferation of virtualized servers in the last few years has made the virtualization of the supporting network connections essential,” said John Fowler, Oracle Executive Vice President of Systems. “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.”