Brocade (BRCD +1.1%) is acquiring Vyatta, developer of an operating system that allows...

|About: Brocade Communications Syst... (BRCD)|By:, SA News Editor

Brocade (BRCD +1.1%) is acquiring Vyatta, developer of an operating system that allows networking gear to be built using off-the-shelf hardware and virtualization software, for an undisclosed amount of cash. GigaOm notes the services enabled by Vyatta's software help protect Brocade from seeing its hardware commoditized as software-defined networking (driven by the likes of VMware's Nicira) takes flight. Wunderlich observes Vyatta has generated plenty of industry hype.