back to article Extreme Networks to splash $55m on Brocade's data centre biz

Extreme Networks is to acquire Brocade Communications Systems' data centre, switching, routing, and analytics business for $55m (£44m) - part of a bid to beef up its portfolio and take on Switchzilla – aka Cisco. The deal follows Ethernet switch and wireless vendor Brocade's acquisition by Broadcom for $5.9bn last year. …

  1. Nate Amsden

    aka foundry networks?

    Wow that seems cheap to buy that business. Brocade bought them for 3 billion back in '09(looked it up).

    (Extreme customer for 17 years)

    1. Nate Amsden

      Re: aka foundry networks?

      Can't edit on mobile. Sounds like a subset of switching business. If broadcom bought the big bits. There is quite a bit of overlap on the ethernet side if things so wonder what products are affected.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: aka foundry networks?

      Pity that this will not be mandated to be present on all management CVs:

      "Presided over the decrease in the value of a 3Bn investment to 55 million".

      That is the best executive summary for that one I am afraid.

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