Big M&A Update: Cisco, Salesforce, Extreme Networks

There was a lot of wheeling and dealing among companies that do business in the channel last month.

James Anderson, Senior News Editor

July 10, 2019

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VMware and Cisco acquired other companies to fill gaps in their technology portfolios.

VMware enhanced its cloud experience by purchasing a software-defined application delivery controller. Cisco bought a company that will help it secure IoT devices.

The two companies led an ensemble of tech organizations that conducted M&A in the month of June. These companies largely fall into the IT category, although Extreme Networks made waves with a hefty purchase. The list is diverse: Cybersecurity vendors, analytics providers and MSPs are all here.

Will partners benefit or struggle as they integrate into enlarged channel programs? We’ll have to wait and see. Scroll through the nine images below to get caught up on channel M&A.

Missed the previous M&A recap? Check out our May edition, which featured Sprint, Palo Alto and Kaseya.

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About the Author(s)

James Anderson

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

James Anderson is a news editor for Channel Futures. He interned with Informa while working toward his degree in journalism from Arizona State University, then joined the company after graduating. He writes about SD-WAN, telecom and cablecos, technology services distributors and carriers. He has served as a moderator for multiple panels at Channel Partners events.

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