Cisco buys Sedonasys Systems

Cisco today announced the acquisition of Sedonasys Systems as part of its strategy to enhance reach to telecom operators.
Cisco MWC 2018 BarcelonaFinancial details were not disclosed.

Sedona Systems’ NetFusion is a market leader for its Hierarchical Controller (HCO) that enables multi-vendor, multi-domain automation, and software-defined networking. HCO enables transformation like 5G network slicing, routed optical networking, and disaggregation.

The Sedona NetFusion platform is the first to deliver complete network abstraction and control, allowing CSPs to manage their networks across domains, vendors, layers, and a myriad of different technologies, all as one single network,

Sedona NetFusion will join the Cisco Crosswork network automation portfolio to unify and modernize optical and IP operations. NetFusion delivers  network abstraction and control, allowing service providers to manage their network across vendors, domains and optical and IP layers, Kevin Wollenweber, VP of Networking for Cisco’s Mass-Scale Infrastructure Group, said in a blog post.

The acquisition of Sedona will enable Cisco to deliver the most advanced network automation platform for Cisco’s Routed Optical Networking Solution. CSPs can gain real-time, dynamic, and seamless control of IP and optical multi-vendor networks together. They can move from manual operations across siloed teams and technologies to a completely automated and assured network.

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