Cisco completes Cloupia acquisition

11 Dec 2012

Computer-networking equipment maker Cisco has wrapped up its acquisition of software company Cloupia in a deal worth US$125m in cash and retention-based incentives.

Cloupia, a Santa Clara, California-based company, automates converged data centre infrastructure, allowing enterprises and service providers to simplify the deployment and configuration of physical and virtual resources from a single management console, Cisco said.

Cloupia is expected to enable enterprises and service providers to manage pools of computing power, network services, storage and virtual machines as a unified whole in order to deploy and deliver IT services more rapidly and at lower costs when it’s combined with Cisco’s data centre management solutions.

The deal includes Cloupia’s infrastructure management software and employees, who will be integrated into Cisco’s Data Center Group.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic