Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cisco to Acquire LineSider for Net Mgt. Software

Cisco agreed to acquire LineSider Technologies, a start-up specializing in network management software for cloud computing. Financial terms of the transaction are undisclosed.

LineSider's software creates an abstraction layer help customers organize their network resources into a flexible cloud infrastructure. This abstraction layer enables provisioning and deployment of numerous individual network components much more quickly than previously possible. The policy-based approach automatically responds to pre-determined business scenarios and provides maximum performance across networking products and service delivery platforms.

Cisco said LineSider's technology will strengthen its ability to work with a broad community of software partners, particularly within the service management space. Upon the close of the acquisition, the LineSider team will become part of Cisco's NMTG.

  • LineSider is based in Danvers, Mass. The company is headed by Harley Stowell, who previously was CEO of PfN Technologies, a leading developer of IP network software and VPN systems for enterprise and network service provider markets. /li>