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Cisco Buys Startup To Increase Data Center Muscle

Cisco just bulked up a little in data center software muscle. The networking giant said Tuesday that it plans to buy a small San Jose startup, ContainerX, for an undisclosed amount. The startup has eight employees, some of whom previously worked at big enterprise technology companies like VMware, Microsoft and Citrix.

Like its name implies, ContainerX specializes in a type of developer and data center infrastructure technology called containers. Developers tend to use containers to build complex software apps that can run with multiple cloud computing providers like Amazon’s AMZN -0.48% or a company’s internal data centers. Read More