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Cisco Completes Acquisition of WHIPTAIL

posted 29 Oct 2013, 07:29 by Santosh Kumar

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Oct. 29, 2013 – Cisco today announced it has completed the acquisition of privately held WHIPTAIL, a leader in high performance, scalable solid state memory systems that enable organizations to simplify physical and virtual data center environments and process more data in less time. WHIPTAIL will strengthen Cisco's Unified Computing System™ (UCS) strategy and enhance application performance by integrating scalable solid state memory into the UCS's fabric computing architecture.

With the acquisition of WHIPTAIL Cisco is evolving the UCS architecture by integrating data acceleration capability into the compute layer. Integrating WHIPTAIL's solid state memory systems into the computing fabric of UCS will simplify customers' data center environments by delivering the required performance in a fraction of the data center floor space with unified management for provisioning and administration. 

WHIPTAIL employees will be integrated into the Computing Systems Product Group led by Paul Perez, vice president and general manager. Under the terms of the agreement, Cisco will pay approximately $415 million in cash and retention-based incentives in exchange for all shares of WHIPTAIL.

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