Greg Ferro of EtherealMind comments:
I’ve heard a few people state recently that Cisco hasn’t made a large acquisition in the last couple of years. Although the Insieme/Cisco ACI spin-in was high profile, it was moderately valued about USD$800MM and it wasn’t really an acquisition. It’s the acquisition of NDS that most people are not aware of.
NDS flew under everyone’s radar even though it was Cisco’s biggest acquisition of 2012. Sometimes, that’s bad (Scientific Atlanta). But this might pay off well is Cisco can find a way to drive adoption. Because packet pushing sells gear.
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