VMware to Acquire Avi Networks

vmwarePalo Alto, California-based VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) is to acquire Avi Networks, a Santa Clara, California-based provider of multi-cloud application delivery services.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in VMware’s fiscal Q2 FY2020, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.

Deployed today at hundreds of global enterprises — including Fortune 500 companies representing the world’s largest financial services, media, and technology companies – Avi Networks will further enable VMware to bring the public cloud experience to the entire data center, upon close of the acquisition.

Leveraging a common architectural foundation, the two companies will be able to deliver a complete software-defined networking stack from L2-7 built for the modern multi-cloud era after the deal closes. VMware will offer both built-in load balancing capabilities as part of VMware NSX Data Center, and an advanced, standalone ADC.

Led by Amit Pandey, chief executive officer, Avi Networks provides a platform that features a Software Load Balancer, Intelligent Web Application Firewall (iWAF), Advanced Analytics and Monitoring and a Universal Service Mesh to help enable a secure application experience. Its central control plane and distributed data plane deliver application services as a dynamic, multi-cloud fabric which intelligently automates decisions and provides application analytics and on-demand elasticity.
Customers can dispatch services such as load balancing and web application firewall to any application using one centralized interface. The technology runs across private and public clouds, and supports applications running on VMs, containers and bare metal.



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