02:28 AM

CSCO buys firm to speed packet processing

Cisco has acquired SpansLogic Inc., of Mountain View, a leading provider of processors that improve packet processing speeds, Cisco announced. SpansLogic's processors will be embedded in Cisco's switch platforms.

"It is imperative that the network be tightly integrated with very high speed processing capabilities eliminating bottlenecks," said Tom Edsall, Senior Vice President, Datacenter Business Unit (DCBU). "With SpansLogic, Cisco will be able to improve overall traffic efficiency and throughput across the network"