Cisco this morning said it is buying all shares of privately-held Tail-f Systems, a Stockholm, Sweden-based company that specialises in what it calls "multi-vendor network service orchestration solutions" for traditional and virtualised networks.
Cisco is coughing up $175 million for the purchase of Tail-f, in a mixture of cash and retention-based incentives, to 'accelerate its cloud virtualization strategy'.
Upon completion of the acquisition, Tail-f employees will join Cisco's Cloud and Virtualization Group led by Gee Rittenhouse, vice president and general manager.
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