Cloud Networking Company Zenlayer Buys SDN Startup DAHO Networks

Zenlayer, a software-defined network and edge cloud services provider headquartered in Los Angeles and Shanghai with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing and Shenzhen, has completed its acquisition of DAHO Networks – a startup focused on SDN (software defined networking) and SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network). Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Founded in 2015, DAHO Networks’ software-defined networking technologies and open APIs enable enterprises to instantly interconnect offices, data centers and public clouds. DAHO Networks has received global recognition from MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) for its leadership in SD-WAN, service orchestration, service virtualization and service analytics. In addition, the company “successfully” deployed a large-scale commercial SDN project in China.

This acquisition would enhance Zenlayer’s edge cloud platform to provide on-demand computing and networking infrastructure to enterprises seeking to expand their global presence. Zenlayer is able to offer its customers presence in over 100 data centers and a 6.2 Tbps private IP backbone.

“With this acquisition, we have strengthened our capability to extend smart connectivity from the core to the edge,” said Joe Zhu, Founder and CEO of Zenlayer. “DAHO’s R&D competency will be a driving force behind our future networking innovations. I believe that it should be simple for enterprises to globalize their business and reach their users anywhere in the world. The era of waiting for months to deploy servers or private lines in another country is over. We are building a hyper-converged infrastructure that makes digital globalization as simple as clicking a button.”

As a global provider of software defined network and edge cloud services, Zenlayer provides on-demand bare metal cloud, SD-WAN cloud connect, edge computing and colocation across six continents.