Oracle Invests Big in Data Center Fabric, Buys Xsigo

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Data center fabric must have recently been on the mind of database management provider Oracle. Today the company announced that it was buying Xsigo, a key industry player accounting for products in that area along with solutions pertaining to virtualization, private cloud and more.

Just some of top enterprise customers to make use of Xsigo’s technologies include eBay, Verizon and British Telecom. “The proliferation of virtualized servers in the last few years has made the virtualization of the supporting network connections essential,” commented Oracle Executive VP of Systems John Fowler.

Fowler also pointed out that by adding the company, clients could “reduce the complexity and simplify management of their clouds by delivering compute, storage and network resources that can be dynamically reallocated on-demand.”

Financial terms of the deal were not made apparent in a press release on the matter. Just earlier this month, the database provider agreed to buy the assets of management solutions provider Skire.

While Oracle’s buyout of Xisgo may be one of its biggest in a long time, it coincidently follows another key acquisition from another key industry play: VMware. One week ago, VMware announced that that it had expanded its portfolio to include network virtualization provider Nicira. That deal was worth $1.05 billion. So is Oracle playing catch up? Let us know what you think.

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