Author Archives: John Rath

About John Rath

John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

Deal Roundup: VMware to Acquire Virsto

VMware (VMW) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire “software-defined storage” player Virsto Software, F5 Networks (FFIV) to buy LineRate in SDN play, Radware acquired performance acceleration specialist Strangeloop Networks. Read More

ScaleBase SQL Software Gets a Sequel

Database scalability software provider ScaleBase announced version 2.0 of its Data Traffic Manager software. Version 2.0 of the Data Traffic Manager software is a major upgrade, and gives application providers with a robust way to virtualize their databases. Read More

Deal News: Oracle Acquires Acme Packet

Oracle (ORCL) announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Acme Packet (APKT), a global provider of session border control technology, for approximately $1.7 billion. Plus acquisition news from IBM, Twitter and The 451 Group. Read More

Cisco Expands SDN, Unveils New Nexus Switch

The Nexus 6004 is Cisco's highest density 40 Gigabit Layer 2/Layer 3 fixed switch. (Photo: Cisco Systems)

Cisco (CSCO) announced a variety of innovations for its Unified Data Center strategy, with a high density 40 Gigabit switch, a hybrid cloud solution, and a new controller. That included the Nexus 6000, a 96 port line rate 40-gigabit fixed form factor switch with Ethernet and Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). Read More