Software Driven Cloud Networking Vendor Arista Networks Acquires Mojo Networks

Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET), a provider of software driven cloud networking solutions for large data center and computing environments, has acquired Mojo Networks, inventor of Cognitive WiFi and a provider of cloud-managed wireless networking. This is Arista Networks’ first acquisition and is expected to close during its third quarter, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

Mojo Networks’ Enterprise WiFi network solutions do not rely on outdated controllers and proprietary hardware. Their cloud-managed WiFi network solution would be based on a radical vision for creating networks that reach new heights in performance, security, scalability, and ease-of-use.

Earlier this year, Arista Networks announced the launch of cognitive cloud networking, designed to address transitional changes as enterprises move to IoT (Internet-of-Things) ready campuses. Designed to bring operational consistency and modern cloud principles to the enterprise campus, Arista Networks extends this architecture with the addition of Mojo Networks by providing “secured, high performance” cognitive WiFi at cloud scale.

“Mojo’s WiFi is disrupting the traditional closed wireless controller model, to bring radical improvements in scale and economics,” said John McCool, Chief Platform Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations for Arista Networks. “The synergy between our two companies is a compelling combination for enterprise and campus customers.”

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