Brocade buys Vistapointe visibility, analytics solutions
Brocade has acquired the network visibility and analytics technology assets of privately held Vistapointe with offices in the US, Ireland, and India.
Vistapointe technologies are software-based, carrier-grade network visibility and analytics solutions for mobile operators embracing Network Functions Virtualization architectures.
The acquisition enables Brocade to address the emerging opportunities and requirements of its service-provider customers, especially global mobile network operators (MNOs). Through enhanced network visibility and analytics, these MNOs will be better equipped to classify, visualize, manage, and secure subscriber data traffic to deliver better user experience through real-time insights gained from network activity.
These capabilities will be essential for MNOs rolling out 4G/LTE technology across the billions of mobile devices deployed worldwide, led primarily by data networking needs. This also establishes a firm technology foundation for MNOs as they begin the migration path to 5G technology in the coming years.
Also, the Vistapointe acquisition directly complements the existing Brocade MLX-based IP telemetry solution to provide MNOs with an end-to-end network intelligence solution, from the network packet broker to analytics applications.
Shanthi Ravindran and Glen Ragoonanan/Analysys Mason
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