Cisco to acquire network service solution vendor Tail-f System for $175 mn

Enterprise networking vendor Cisco is set acquire Tail-f System, a provider of network service orchestration solution for traditional and virtualized networks, for $175 million.

Cisco said in a statement that the acquisition of Tail-f accelerates Cisco’s cloud virtualization strategy of delivering software that increases value to its customers’ applications and services.


The acquisition will help simplify Cisco’s service provider cloud and virtualization portfolio and automate the provisioning and management of both physical and virtual networks, said Cisco.

Tail-f’s solutions address network problems, such as layer 2 or layer 3 VPN provisioning, and next-generation networking based on network function virtualization (NFV) and network programmability.

“Our goal is to help to eliminate the bottleneck caused by operational complexity within the network. The acquisition of Tail-f’s will extend Cisco’s innovation in network function virtualization, helping service providers reduce operating costs and the time it takes to deploy new services,” said Hilton Romanski, senior vice president, Cisco Corporate Development.

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