Enterprise networking vendor Cisco is set to acquire Metacloud.
Cisco did not disclose financial details of the acquisition.
Metacloud, based in Pasadena, Calif., deploys and operates private clouds for global organizations with a OpenStack-as-a-Service model that delivers and remotely operates production-ready private clouds in a customer’s data center.
Cisco’s strategy is to benefit from Metacloud’s OpenStack-based cloud platform to build the world’s largest global Intercloud with its partners.
OpenStack is gaining acceptance through its ability to handle any workload on any hypervisor on any public or private cloud. The ability to manage OpenStack installations at scale is a critical component of Cisco’s Intercloud strategy.
Cisco’s acquisition of Metacloud’s remote managed OpenStack Private Cloud-as-a-Service platform will play an important role in accelerating Cisco customers’ journey to the cloud, enabling enterprises to match the as-a-Service operational benefits of public cloud with the security and control provided by private cloud.
Upon completion of the acquisition, Metacloud employees will join Cisco’s Cloud Infrastructure and Managed Services organization led by Faiyaz Shahpurwala, senior vice president.