Vyatta was founded in 2006 and its software is based on code developed by the eXtensible Open Route Platform (XORP), begun in 2002 as an open-source router software project. Vyatta's software runs on standard x86 hardware, and the company regularly claimed significant capital and operational cost savings over Cisco routers.
Brocade expects to close the acquisition by the end of the calendar year. Vyatta will be merged into Software Networking Business unit reporting to Cheng.
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