Oracle buys Corente, pushes into networking more

Summary:Corente will add wide area networking virtualization technology to Oracle's red stack.

Oracle has acquired Corente, which provides software defined networking applications for networks. The move gives Oracle another piece of its networking puzzle.

According to Oracle, the acquisition of Corente will help its customers better deploy cloud applications and provision private networks. Corente's flagship product is its cloud services exchange, which distributes applications over any network.

The upshot is that Oracle plans to bundle cloud computing infrastructure and software defined networking.

The privately-held Corente was founded in 2007 and counts British Telecom as a customer. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

In 2012, Oracle acquired Xsigo , another network virtualization firm. Oracle has also acquired other networking pieces such as Acme Packet   and Tekelec

Here's a look at Corente's platform:

corente platform


In a presentation, Oracle outlined where Corente lands in its red stack.

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Topics: Networking, Data Centers, Oracle, Virtualization


Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CN... Full Bio

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