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Cisco To Acquire Springpath

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Springpath has developed a distributed file system purpose-built for hyperconvergence that enables server-based storage systems. Through this acquisition Cisco will continue delivering next-generation data center innovation to its customers while also continuing to grow its computing business. The acquisition will help Cisco’s customers to better realize the benefits of simple and economic software-defined infrastructure.

 

Cisco To Acquire Springpath

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I'm sure they're all hoping Cisco does better with this deal than the Whiptail acquisition. Honestly though, $320 million doesn't sound too bad. Unfortunately they haven't wanted to let us review a cluster yet. Not sure if they don't feel it's up to snuff yet or what. 

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Cisco's history on acquisitions are dismal. The product will get absorbed, re-branded, reduncies in employment deduplicated; and the current sales force will not be able to sell it effectively.  

Their only chance at this point with competition from the likes of Nutanix and DellEMC, would be to just give it away with each UCS purchase.  Enable customers to use it, perhaps sell SW support, but give the product away.

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That's actually not the worst idea. At least more people would take a flyer on it. They claim 1800 HCI customers now, but with vSAN being over 8,000 - probably closer to 10,000 at this point, that's pretty small. 

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