Nicira is into software-defined networking. It uses OpenFlow (Wikipedia).
Nicira management team
I had briefly blogged or tweeted about OpenFlow some time earlier.
The OpenFlow site
GigaOm article about the news:
VMware to buy Nicira for $1.26B in a strategic leap of faith
Earlier GigaOm article about Nicira:
Meet Nicira. Yes, people will call it the VMware of networking
Yahoo Finance news about it:
VMware to Acquire Nicira
Earlier Wired article about Nicira
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