Enhancing Cisco’s cloud and SaaS analytics offerings
SAN JOSE, Calif. – On May 19, 2017, Cisco completed its acquisition of the Advanced Analytics Team and associated advanced analytics intellectual property developed by Saggezza, a privately-held technology services company.
This talent acquisition brings unique expertise in analytics, cloud and secure platform development. Given the importance of analytics for optimizing network performance, these capabilities will complement Cisco’s Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA).
By adding a team of analytics experts, Cisco will augment our current analytics capabilities so we can improve insights into network performance and automation, accelerate Cisco DNA development efforts, and enhance our cloud and SaaS analytics offerings. The acquisition is a reflection of our strong belief that analytics will play a critical role in the building of next-generation networks designed for an era of cloud, IoT and pervasive security threats.
The Advanced Analytics team will join the Cisco Enterprise Networking Engineering Group, led by Ravi Chandrasekaran SVP
This acquisition is aligned to Cisco’s strategic goals to develop innovative big data analytics, and cloud technologies, while also cultivating top talent.
Q: What is Cisco acquiring?
A: Cisco is acquiring the highly respected technical talent, the Advanced Analytics Team, and associated advanced analytics intellectual property developed by Saggezza. This team was responsible for supporting Saggezza’s industry-specific analytics services.
Q: What gaps in Cisco’s networking portfolio did the business try to address with this acquisition?
A: This acquisition augments our current analytics and Cloud capabilities. As Cisco enhances our analytics solutions and moves toward a SaaS model of delivery, the Cloud analytics expertise of the acquired development team will help support this subscription-based model. Together, Cisco and the Advanced Analytics team will enable consistent and enhanced security for virtual machines, allowing customers to accelerate the deployment of multi-tenant, multi-hypervisor cloud infrastructures.
Q: Why is Cisco only acquiring this piece of Saggezza, instead of the entire company?
A: Saggezza is primarily a services company. They have used their analytics team to support their services. Cisco’s primary interest is in acquiring the analytics and data science expertise that helped create and support these services
If you are an existing customer or partner of Saggezza and have questions about your service, please continue to contact your existing Saggezza sales representative.
If you are an existing customer or partner of Cisco and have questions about your product or services, please continue to contact your existing Cisco sales representative.