Cisco Acquires Meraki to Strengthen Cloud Networking

Meraki boasts a number of cloud-related offerings, from Ethernet switches and security appliances to a mobile device management platform and wireless LAN. Founded in 2006 and subsequently funded by a number of prominent firms, including Sequoia Capital and Google, Meraki touts itself as a shop for “easy-to-manage wireless, switching, and security solutions.” Business segments include supporting Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) shops, retail analytics, and massive networks managed from a central point.

via Cisco Acquires Meraki to Strengthen Cloud Networking.

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Service Provider Information Technology (SPIT) player Cloupia calls itself a “a leading data center orchestration and cloud management software provider” and has worked with Cisco and NetApp Inc. (Nasdaq: NTAP), providing management for Cisco switches and NetApp storage appliances. The company’s speciality is providing provisioning, monitoring and management for physical, virtual, and cloud environments.