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Cisco plans to acquire Singularity Networks

Cisco says it plans to integrate Singularity Network’s analytics capabilities into its Crosswork Network Automation portfolio which helps service providers automate their networks.

Cisco has announced that it plans to acquire network infrastructure analytics company Singularity Networks.

Singularity Networks is a privately-held firm that captures enriches and analyses network data to help service providers, web companies and enterprises improve network performance, manage costs, gain visibility and reduce downtime.

Cisco says it plans to integrate Singularity Network’s analytics capabilities into its Crosswork Network Automation portfolio which helps service providers automate their networks.

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Commenting on the acquisition in a blog post, Rob Salvagno, VP of Corporate Development and Cisco Investments, wrote: “Service Providers today are challenged to meet intense demands for always-on connectivity powered by reliable, high-speed bandwidth.

“They need a holistic view of network performance to anticipate and proactively manage their traffic patterns.

“With network automation software and innovative data collection techniques, we are helping our service provider customers transform how they operate their infrastructure.”

The acquisition is expected to close in the third quarter of Cisco’s fiscal year 2019.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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