There is a new development in the ever growing information technology arms race. Cisco has announced it will acquire Skyport Systems Inc. Skyport Systems was a privately-held company that provided cloud-managed, hyper-converged systems that run and protect business-critical applications. Now the Skyport team will be absorbed into the Data Center – Computing Systems Product Group and Service Provider – Networking Group.
As the big names in information technology continue their arms race in innovation, more and more acquisitions and mergers will happen in the industry. Whether or not that is good overall of buyers will remain to be seen. A little fun fact was that Cisco was a big investor of Skyport Systems in the beginning.
As a Cisco partner we are excited about the acquisition and to see the new innovations that come from it. The IT industry is very competitive and when a manufacturers leads in innovation, it does trickle down to the resellers. It give us something new and exciting to bring to our customers and potential customers.
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