In its second cloud-native expertise acquisition in as many months, Cisco is shopping for container safety agency Banzai Cloud for an undisclosed quantity.
Based in 2017, Banzai is understood for creating Kubernetes-based cloud utility growth and safety applied sciences. It would turn into a part of Cisco’s Rising Applied sciences and Incubation group, the place the corporate brews new initiatives for cloud-native networking, safety and edge computing environments.
“As fashionable cloud-native purposes turn into extra pervasive, the environments by which these purposes run have gotten thinner (containers, microservices, features), more and more distributed and extra geographically various. Rising cloud infrastructure applied sciences give rise to distinctive implementation challenges as the trendy cloud-native utility depends on the community to supply utility and API connectivity and a runtime platform for an ever-changing cloud topology,” wrote Liz Centoni, a senior vice chairman at Cisco, in a weblog concerning the acquisition. “Addressing these challenges will drive developer agility and scale back friction to allow them to deal with writing code whereas spending much less time managing the environments by which their purposes run.”
Rising its cloud safety portfolio was the target final month when Cisco grabbed Portshift, based in 2018, for a reported $100M.
“As we speak, the applying safety house is very fragmented with many distributors addressing solely a part of the issue. The Portshift crew is constructing capabilities that span a big portion of the lifecycle of the cloud-native utility,” Centoni wrote final month. “They convey cloud native utility safety capabilities and experience for containers and repair meshes for Kubernetes environments to Cisco, which can enable us to maneuver towards the supply of safety for all phases of the applying growth lifecycle.”
Portshift, too, will turn into a part of Cisco’s Rising Applied sciences and Incubation group.
Cisco has now made six acquisitions this yr, together with Fluidmesh for wi-fi backhaul, Modcam for video analytics, and ThousandEyes for Web intelligence.
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