Cisco to acquire hyperconverged infrastructure startup Skyport Systems

MARIA DEUTSCHER | January 24, 2018

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Cisco Systems Inc. today announced plans to acquire Skyport Systems Inc., a five-year-old hyper-converged infrastructure provider backed by $67 million in funding. Investors in the startup include big names such as Intel Capital, Alphabet Inc.’s GV and Index Ventures. Cisco itself also backed Skyport through a $30 million round completed in 2016. What has enabled the provider to generate so much interest in the venture capital community is its flagship SkySecure system, a specialized appliance designed to run companies’ most sensitive applications. 

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