Cisco Systems has announced that they will be acquiring Cloupia for $125 million. Cloupia helps companies automate data centers. Cisco believes that Cloupia’s infrastructure management software will enhance their Unified Computing System (UCS) and Nexus switching divisions.
When Cisco integrates Cloupia into the company, they expect to be able to better manage automation, networking, storage, and virtual machine resources.
In a blog post, Cisco Systems wrote:
“Cisco?s acquisition of Cloupia benefits Cisco?s Data Center strategy by providing single ‘pane-of-glass’ management across Cisco and partner solutions including FlexPod, VSPEX, and Vblock. Cloupia?s products will integrate into the Cisco data center portfolio through UCS Manager, UCS Central, and Nexus 1000V, strengthening Cisco?s overall ecosystem strategy by providing open APIs for integration with a broad community of developers and partners.”