Menu
Cisco to acquire UK software firm Ensoft

Cisco to acquire UK software firm Ensoft

Acquisition expected to be completed in the next two months

Credit: Cisco

Cisco is to acquire UK-based networking software specialist Ensoft for an undisclosed amount.

The US networking giant currently works in partnership with the privately-held firm to develop its IOS XR operating system.

Expected to be completed by January next year, according to Cisco, the deal is aimed at simplifying its IP network through programmability and automation.

Ensoft claims to work with major US vendors on developing software for core and edge routing, carrier ethernet, broadband, mobile, and video.

“Acquiring the Ensoft team accelerates this strategy and strengthens our commitment to our service provider customers,” Cisco head of corporate development and venture investment Rob Salvagno wrote in a blog post.

“Ensoft brings a strong talent pipeline to Cisco, adding a high-performance team to augment Cisco’s ongoing innovation in networking software.”

Once the deal is complete, the firm's employees will be managed by Cisco’s Service Provider Networking Group, which is led by senior vice president and general manager Sumeet Arora. 

The acquisition comes as Cisco shifts gear from its legacy hardware business to software networking, with an increased focus on automation and cloud services.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags ciscoEnsoft

Featured

Slideshows

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

Hundreds of leaders from the New Zealand IT industry gathered at the Hilton in Auckland on 17 November to celebrate the finest female talent in the Kiwi channel and recognise the winners of the Reseller News Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) 2020.

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards
Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

The leading female front runners of the New Zealand ICT industry joined together for the annual Reseller News Women in ICT Awards event at the Hilton in Auckland, during which hundreds of guests celebrated 13 outstanding individuals who won awards, chosen from more than 50 finalists representing over 30 organisations.

Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards
Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners

More than 500 channel leaders gathered in Auckland on 21 October at the ​Reseller News Innovation Awards ​2020 to celebrate the achievements of the New Zealand technology industry's top partners, start-ups, vendors, distributors and individuals.

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners
Show Comments