Delivering next-generation data center innovation.
SAN JOSE, Calif. – On September 22, 2017: Cisco completed the acquisition of Springpath, Inc., a Sunnyvale-based leader in hyperconvergence software. This acquisition will allow Cisco to continue to deliver next-generation data center innovation to its customers. Springpath has developed a distributed file system purpose-built for hyperconvergence that enables server-based storage systems.
The acquisition is the culmination of a long-standing strategic relationship between Cisco and Springpath. The companies have worked together since early 2016 to launch HyperFlex, the industry’s first fully integrated hyperconvergence infrastructure system. Together Cisco and Springpath will to continue to deliver next-generation data center innovation to our customers.
Q: What did Cisco acquire?
A: Cisco has completed the acquistion of Springpath, a privately-held company based in Sunnyvale, CA, a leader in hyperconvergence software.
Q: Can you explain Springpath’s offering?
A: Springpath has developed a distributed file system purpose-built for hyperconvergence that provides server based storage systems. Cisco partnered with Springpath to integrate the hyperconvergence software-defined storage controller with the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) to deliver the industry’s first fully integrated hyperconvergence system which provides customers with industry leading performance to power more applications.
Q: Why did Cisco choose to acquire Springpath?
A: Cisco chose to acquire Springpath as they had taken an architectural approach to hyperconvergence by developing a file system that was purpose built for hyperconvergence. We believe that this architectural approach was necessary to deliver long-term sustainable differentiation. In January 2016, Cisco and Springpath made a mutual commitment to each other as a preferred strategic partner in delivering the HyperFlex platform based on Springpath’s hyperconvergence software. Since then, the two companies have fully aligned on product development and go-to-market strategies to deliver a successful solution for our customers.
Q: Why is now the right time to acquire Springpath?
A: Over the past 18 months, Cisco’s commercial relationship with Springpath has been mutually beneficial and the HyperFlex product has seen tremendous success. The product has also established a tremendous quality record with hundreds of trouble free production deployments. Once the product and engineering credibility of the product was established, we determined that an acquisition was needed at this time to grow the business further and solidify Cisco’s commitment to hyperconvergence.
If you are an existing customer or partner of Springpath and have questions about your product or service, please continue to contact your existing Springpath 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.
Springpath's customers should continue to use the existing process for support on installed Springpath products and technology. 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.
Cisco Partners should continue selling HyperFlex Systems as they always have via Cisco’s Global Price List. Please contact your Partner Account Manager (PAM) for questions.