Cisco on a buying spree!

F5 Networks 1L8MYd
Jul 10 49 Comments

How many more companies do you think Cisco will purchase in 2019. I bet there's at least one more to come?!? What do you think? Should Acacia be happy? or sad to join the giant?


https://www.wsj.com/articles/cisco-to-buy-acacia-communications-for-about-2-6-billion-11562675698

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  • Facebook / Eng
    madhuridix

    Facebook Eng

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    Facebook
    madhuridixmore
    Acacia employees should be happy that they can stop working now.
    Jul 10 8
    • LinkedIn SFBASV2
      Lol @ “what happens at thanksgiving”

      Pink slip season.
      Jul 10
    • Expedia / Eng vacations
      Any employees that got stock options will probably get some fat checks come Thanksgiving
      Jul 10
    • New / Eng
      Microsoft.

      New Eng

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      IBM
      Microsoft.more
      Loll well said.
      However they should be somewhat sad that they have to enter a bureaucratical hell
      Jul 10
    • New / Eng
      emoticon

      New Eng

      BIO
      Human being doing me an engineering
      emoticonmore
      I'd leave once they removed the golden handcuffs... Cisco's not a fun place to be from what I hear
      Jul 11
    • Apple bEl62s
      Their SWE is shit.

      Not to mention their BUs fight over money internally. They need to change their whole corporate culture, or move to Chicago where they will fit in.
      Jul 11
  • Expedia / IT
    yNzp40

    Expedia IT

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    Cisco, Comprehend Systems, Mentor Graphics
    yNzp40more
    They've been on a buying spree since they stopped innovating on their own ten years ago
    Jul 10 4
    • New inquis9
      Well their stocks doubled in the last 5 years or so. Clearly, their strategy works.
      Jul 10
    • Cisco fresh-prin
      Strategy works, but Expedia is right all current BUs in a pain in the ass
      Jul 10
    • New cjMg61
      That's the strategy of most big companies. Not enough time to research the market. Just buy small companies with proven products at a premium price and integrate with core business
      Jul 10
    • VMware NSX>
      10 years ago? They’ve been doing M&A for R&D longer than that.
      Jul 11
  • LinkedIn databus
    I still miss my Flip Camera
    Jul 10 2
    • Pure Storage / Data Hkim60
      😄😄
      Jul 10
    • Cisco fresh-prin
      Lol remember the Cius!? First to market before the iPad but was marketed terribly
      Jul 10
  • Amazon / Eng
    fahrenheit

    Amazon Eng

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    Zalando
    fahrenheitmore
    Buy us!
    Jul 10 0
  • Cisco 7ssuucckks
    Acacia is doing really well. This is a great buy by Cisco.
    Jul 10 1
    • Facebook / Eng
      madhuridix

      Facebook Eng

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      Facebook
      madhuridixmore
      Cisco will manage to screw this one up too
      Jul 10
  • Nutanix / Sales RedFish
    *looks around nervously*
    Jul 10 0
  • Pure Storage meemeep
    Buy us!
    Jul 10 2
    • Jet cbVt33
      They bought Whiptail for about 900mil and we don't hear about it anymore.
      Jul 11
    • Cisco chuck-les
      The problem for a potential Pure buy is that while Charlie might think he can do it, the destination would be Roland’s .org which is permeated by fiefdoms. First Pure would have to fight the intersight guys, then hyperflex. Also Pure would drag down margins so there’s no story you can tell which will make Pure happen. When Cisco buys it’s either tech and talent or strategic (like Acacia); as a company they would rather buy someone with no revenue because the fairy tale needed internally is easier to tell.
      Jul 11
  • Oath OPnd70
    Jul 10 1
  • Google duper
    Pls also buy ubnt. Kthxby
    Jul 10 3
    • Cisco IcXN24
      They'd be PERFECT! They don't do any QA on their software either. No barrier to entry due to training.
      Jul 10
    • Google duper
      And business fits! But at near 10b market cap with more in ath, pera wont be sellin. He has an nba team to run!
      Jul 10
    • New Dandy
      We have Meraki. Don't need ubnt shit.
      Jul 10
  • Forcepoint aspha
    CISCO SUCKS!
    Jul 10 0
  • Nvidia wwEM84
    Layoffs coming
    Jul 10 0
  • Big Switch Networks yAOW18
    Buy us!
    Jul 10 2
    • Cisco 7ssuucckks
      Nah, have a feminine name like 'Acacia' and we will see
      Jul 10
    • Juniper invisibl
      Big Switch Networks is like a manchild. It's stuck in the startup phase..
      4d
  • Cadence
    badshah2

    Cadence

    BIO
    Amazon
    badshah2more
    Cisco known to keep buying companies, layoff internal employees, shut/close projects all of a sudden, re-structuring. Almost like a start up company but its not. Heard employees leaving for better oppo
    Jul 11 0
  • Microsoft fang2
    Cisco is known to buy companies. They acquired broad soft, duo and lots of other companies
    Jul 10 0
  • New / Data
    unrendered

    New Data

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    Splunk, Geico
    unrenderedmore
    Splunk? I heard talks of this in Q1.
    Jul 10 0
  • Facebook leetbitch
    Buy some escorts
    Jul 10 0
  • Juniper TargetBig
    Buy Juniper
    Jul 10 6
    • Juniper TargetBig
      Yes thats why .. buy and save .. were you juniperite by any chance 😀
      Jul 10
    • Juniper scandeep
      It always go down every July. Will rise again in August but not by that much.
      Jul 10
    • Cisco chuck-les
      It’s so sad watching juniper die. Half the asic team gone, software, even new software cobbled together, Andy’s crazy nepotism permeating the company, Rami detached and seemingly unable to do anything since the Nokia escape hatch closed. When they bought Mist they didn’t even get the leadership. It’s just a holy shit mess.
      Jul 11
    • Juniper invisibl
      Andy's like cancer..I hope Cisco wouldn't take him in the future. 🤞
      4d
    • Cisco behemoth69
      We have our own Andy.
      23h
  • Microsoft Scrutinize
    Zscaler
    Jul 13 0
  • Splunk xzkp41
    Buy us!
    Jul 10 0
  • Uber domin8
    I have an old PC to sell. Where do I call?
    Jul 10 0