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Acquisitions

Cisco Acquires Exablaze*

Exablaze technology complements Cisco’s networking portfolio and plays a key role in the delivery of next-generation platforms for low-latency applications.

SAN JOSE, Calif. – On February 3, 2020, Cisco has announced its acquisition of Exablaze*, a privately held, Australia-based designer and manufacturer of advanced network devices.  Exablaze’s design and manufacturing innovation offer customers the latest Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology with the required flexibility and programmability for environments where ultra-low-latency and high performance is critical. These next-generation products include advanced ultra-low latency FPGA-based switches and network interface cards (NICs), as well as picosecond resolution timing technology.

Exablaze products provide scale-out capabilities that are designed to seamlessly expand and adapt to meet a wide variety of requirements that include next-generation applications in high-frequency trading (HFT), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), high-performance computing (HPC), Data Center, cloud and edge computing, and Service Providers.

The addition of Exablaze to Cisco’s Nexus switching portfolio will complement Cisco’s current switching technology with the FPGA-based layer-1 capable switchs and ultra-low latency NICs. Together Cisco and Exablaze will accelerate next generation switch platforms, and further create potential synergistic opportunities in emerging AI and ML segments.  

*Zomojo doing business as Exablaze

 

Q: Why did Cisco acquire ExaBlaze?
A:Exablaze technology complements Cisco’s networking portfolio and plays a key role in the delivery of next generation platforms for low-latency applications. Exablaze’s segment leading ultra-low latency devices and FPGA-based applications immediately boost Cisco’s product offering in the Financial and HFT segments.

The addition of Exablaze to Cisco’s Nexus switching portfolio complements Cisco’s current switching technology with the FPGA-based layer-1 capable switches and ultra-low latency NICs. Together Cisco and ExaBlaze accelerate next generation switch platforms, and further create potential synergistic opportunities in emerging AI and ML segments.

Q:  Who is Exablaze?
A: Exablaze was a privately held, Australia-based designer and manufacturer of advanced network devices. Exablaze’s design and manufacturing innovation offers customers the latest FPGA technology with the required flexibility and programmability for environments where ultra-low-latency and high performance is critical. These next-generation products include advanced ultra-low latency FPGA-based switches and network interface cards (NICs), as well as picosecond resolution timing technology.

Q:  What does ExaBlaze offer?
A: Exablaze’s design and manufacturing innovation offers customers the latest FPGA technology with the required flexibility and programmability for environments where ultra-low-latency and high performance is critical. These next-generation products include advanced ultra-low latency FPGA-based switches and network interface cards (NICs), and Terminal Access Point (TAP) aggregation packet brokers.

Exablaze’s segment leading ultra-low latency devices and FPGA-based applications immediately boost Cisco’s product offering in the Financial and HFT segments. The addition of Exablaze to Cisco’s Nexus switching portfolio complements Cisco’s current switching technology with the FPGA-based layer-1 capable switches and ultra-low latency NICs. Exablaze products provide scale-out capabilities that are designed to seamlessly expand and adapt to meet a wide variety of requirements that include next-generation applications in high-frequency trading (HFT), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), high-performance computing (HPC), Data Center, cloud and edge computing, and Service Providers.

Cisco is dedicated to our customers’ and partners’ success by maintaining business continuity with existing products and projects. We are committed to creating value for our customers through deeper integration of Cisco and Exablaze technologies, driving new revenue streams and delivering competitive differentiation.

Cisco customers should contact their Cisco account teams. A Cisco salesperson can direct all sales and product inquires here

Existing Cisco Partners should continue to contact their Cisco Partner Account Manager (PAM) for additional information regarding this acquisition. 

Current ExaBlaze customers and partners should continue to use the same process to engage Exablaze support contracts. Any changes to the processes will be communicated with ample time.

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.

Better Together

Accelerating Cisco’s Intent-Based Networking Strategy
Cisco and Exablaze address customer needs for a next generation switching platform and network interface (NIC) to meet the rising demand for performance-optimized bandwidth