Oracle snaps up Xsigo for SDN smarts

If there was any doubt that software-defined networking (SDN) expertise is a hot ticket, Oracle’s planned acquisition of Xsigo, coming on the heels of VMware’s blockbuster $1.26 billion buy of Nicira, should erase it once and for all.

VMware to buy Nicira for $1.26B in a strategic leap of faith

VMware will spend $1.26 billion to buy software defined networking startup Nicira in a deal that shows how much VMware is counting on its vision of the software defined data center. This is a strategic acquisition of a young technology and startup for the hypervisor giant.