Brocade has acquired the network visibility and analytics technology assets from Vistapointe.
The privately-held Vistapointe has offices in the U.S., Ireland, and India. Brocade did not financial details of the cash deal.
The acquisition enables Brocade to address the needs of its telecom service provider customers, especially global Mobile Network Operators (MNOs).
Through enhanced network visibility and analytics, these MNOs will be able to roll out 4G LTE across the billions of mobile devices deployed worldwide.
Telecom industry research firm Analysys Mason said that the expected revenue for data traffic over mobile handsets will exceed $358 billion by 2018, representing the single largest source of revenue for MNOs over the next six years.
Last week, Nokia Networks said it started supplying its commercial Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solution which brings cloud technology to services such as Voice over LTE (VoLTE). Running VoLTE on a cloud platform enables operators to scale and cost-effectively cope with varying traffic by automating the necessary mobile network functions.
Brocade strategies behind acquisition of Vistapointe
The acquisition of Vistapointe will enhance the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) portfolio of Brocade in a big way.
In addition to NFV business, the Vistapointe acquisition supports the existing Brocade MLX-based IP telemetry solution to provide MNOs with a network intelligence solution, from the network packet broker to analytics applications.
Vistapointe technologies will be incorporated into a new Network Visibility and Analytics group.
Vistapointe CEO Ravi Medikonda has joined Brocade as vice president of the Network Visibility and Analytics product group.
Brocade has hired the Vistapointe development team, and they will report into Medikonda as part of the new business unit.