Oracle Corporation announced the acquisition of Talari Networks Inc., a California based manufacturer of networking equipment. The objective behind the purchase is to build Oracle’s cloud and networking businesses. The financial details of the deal were not unveiled.
Talari has operations in 40 countries and has more than 500 customers in a variety of industries such as financial services, public sector, insurance, retail, and manufacturing. After the close of the transaction, Oracle plans to continue investing in Talari products and services.
Talari’s main product is its Failsafe technology. This revolutionary technology is based on SD-WAN platform which replaces the old WAN platform. The traditional WAN connections required special proprietary hardware but with SD-WAN which are used to connect enterprise networks such as branch offices and data centers over vast geographic distances does it with a moving network control into the cloud using a software method.
The Failsafe SD-WAN will boost Oracle’s Session Border Controller and network management infrastructure which is used to secure and manage the flow of the data across fixed and mobile IP networks. The Failsafe provides reliability and security for site-to-site and site-to-cloud connectivity and application access over any IP network.
Oracle went on an acquisition spree in recent weeks by acquiring DataFox Inc., a San Francisco-based startup that gives sales intelligence. Oracle also snatched up goBalto Inc. which sells a cloud platform for managing clinical trials.
Holger Mueller, principal analyst and vice president of Constellation Research Inc. said, “The importance of networks is often underestimated when enterprises deploy next-generation applications, from a performance, safety and security aspect.” He further added, ”Vendors like Oracle that want to get these workloads to need to constantly innovate to keep their underlying system support modern and competitive. Today this means that the network infrastructure has to be software-defined, and CxOs can expect Talari to strengthen Oracle’s load-specific network performance.”