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April 20, 2011

Cisco News - Cisco Completes Acquisition of newScale

By Neelam Malkani, TMCnet Contributor

Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking, has completed its acquisition of privately-held newScale (News - Alert) Inc. With the close of the acquisition, the newScale team will now report to Cisco's Advanced Services organization.


Based in San Mateo, California, newScale allows commercial and enterprise customers to initiate the provisioning of their own systems and infrastructure on an as-needed basis. It provides software that delivers a service catalog and self-service portal for IT organizations to select and quickly deploy cloud services within their businesses.

Cisco's (News - Alert) cloud strategy is to harness the network as a platform for building and using clouds and cloud services.  newScale complements and expands existing Cisco and partner software offerings in IT and cloud management and automation. Cisco remains committed to supporting flexibility and choice in management through a broad ecosystem of technology partners, and newScale delivers an additional option the company can provide to its customers.

Cisco IT has developed a standard set of principles and processes to help assimilate newly acquired companies rapidly, consistently, and with minor disruption. With more than 115 acquisitions completed since 1993, Cisco IT continuously improves its integration expertise by applying the standards to each new acquisition. NewScale represents a relatively small acquisition, but it does leave Cisco with an open infrastructure as a service strategy that could help change its image of a company that doesn’t do open source software.


Neelam Malkani is a TMCnet contributor. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves



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