Cisco Systems yesterday announced in a blog post by Hilton Romanski, vice president of corporate development at Cisco, that they have acquired the privately held company Virtuata, based in Milpitas, Calif. Virtuata develops new and innovative methods for securing virtual machine level information in data centers and cloud environments. According to the announcement, this acquisition will enable Cisco Systems to provide a consistent and enhanced security for virtual machines, and allow administrators to accelerate the deployment of multi-tenant, multi-hypervisor cloud infrastructures.
Virtuata was founded in October 2010 by Joe Epstein, a former engineer at Oracle, and Peter Danzig, that has among other things been an instructor at Stanford University, and a professor at the University of Southern California. Epstein held the role as CEO for Virtuata, and Danzig held the position as chief strategy officer.
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