Oracle acquires Xsigo Systems
Last week VMware announced the acquisition of Nicira and yesterday Oracle announced they bought Xsigo, one of the leading providers of network virtualization technology.
Why? Oracle wants to extend their virtualization capabilities with this software-defined-networking technology for cloud environments. With the addition of Xsigo’s network virtualization technology to the Oracle portfolio, Oracle is hoping to complete their set of virtualization capabilities for cloud environments. Xsigo’s software-defined networking technology should simplify Oracle’s cloud infrastructure and operations by allowing customers to dynamically and flexibly connect any server to any network and storage, resulting in increased asset utilization and application performance while reducing cost.
In the graphics below you can see how Xsigo fits in Oracle’s total portfolio.