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Acquisitions

Cisco has Completed the Acquisition of Banzai Cloud

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Overview

SAN JOSE, Calif. – On January 15, 2021 Cisco completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Banzai Cloud, Zrt., a privately held company headquartered in Budapest, Hungary, that specializes in deploying cloud-native applications securely, at scale, and in production. Their suite of open source tools reduces friction in the development, deployment, monitoring and management of cloud-native applications hosted in Kubernetes (K8s) environments.

As modern cloud-native applications become more pervasive, the environments in which these applications run are becoming thinner (containers, microservices, functions), increasingly distributed and more geographically diverse. Emerging cloud infrastructure technologies give rise to unique implementation challenges as the modern cloud-native application relies on the network to provide application and API connectivity and a runtime platform for an ever-changing cloud topology. Addressing these challenges will drive developer agility and reduce friction so they can focus on writing code while spending less time managing the environments in which their applications run.

The Banzai Cloud team expands Cisco’s capabilities and expertise through its demonstrated experience with complete end-to-end cloud-native application development, deployment, runtime and security workflows.

Banzai Cloud is Cisco’s second recent cloud-native focused acquisition – the other being Portshift, a cloud-native security company based in Tel-Aviv, Israel. These two cross-border acquisitions are a testament to the globalization of the cloud-native ecosystem and underscore our commitment to hybrid, multi-cloud application-first infrastructure as the de facto mode of operating IT.

FAQs

Q: What is Cisco acquiring?
A:
 Cisco has acquired substantially all the assets of Banzai Cloud Zrt., a privately held company based in Budapest, Hungary that specializes in deploying cloud-native applications securely, at scale and in production. The team has demonstrated experience with complete end-to-end cloud-native application development, deployment, runtime and security workflows. They have built and deployed software tools that solve critical real-world pain points and are active participants in the open-source community as sponsors, contributors and maintainers of several open-source projects.

Q: Can you explain Banzai Cloud’s offering?
A:
Banzai Cloud specializes in deploying cloud-native applications securely, at scale and in production. Their suite of open-source tools reduces friction in the development, deployment, monitoring and management of cloud-native applications hosted in Kubernetes (K8s) environments.

Q: Why is now the right time to acquire Banzai Cloud?
A:
Banzai Cloud provides Cisco with world-class talent that expands Cisco’s capabilities and expertise in several cloud-native technologies including service mesh built on Istio, Kubernetes and Kafka. The team is well-respected in the open-source community where they are sponsors, contributors and maintainers of several open-source projects.

 

Customer & partners

Banzai Cloud Customers and Partners:
If you are an existing customer or partner of Banzai Cloud and have questions about your product or service, please continue to contact your existing Banzai Cloud representative.

Cisco Customers and Partners:
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 representative.

Service & Support

Banzai Cloud customers should continue to use the existing process for support on installed Banzai Cloud products. Cisco will notify you in advance of any change to the support process.

Cisco customers should continue to use the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) for technical support on Cisco products. For more information about opening a technical support case and for regional TAC telephone numbers, refer to Cisco Worldwide Support Contacts.

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