Kontron acquires Inocybe

Kontron, a global provider of cloud and carrier-class integrated infrastructure platforms, has announced it has acquired Inocybe Technologies, an open networking technology provider, the company said.

The purchase comes into effect immediately.

An expert in open source networking software and software-defined networks (SDN) from the datacenter to the edge, Inocybe adds open networking and OpenDaylight SDN controller expertise to SYMKLOUD portfolio of white box hardware and integrated open source solutions.

This acquisition will secure two strategic objectives for Kontron: one, it bolsters its NFV and SDN offerings for telecoms, cable, and communications service providers (CSPs); and two, it expands an IT network operator customer base from which enterprises, The Internet of Things (IoT), and smart cities, among others, deploy open networking and hybrid cloud infrastructure.

Clairfield International (Canada) acted as the exclusive buy-side advisor to Kontron (an S&T company) in this transaction.

Clairfield International (www.clairfield.com) provides corporate finance advisory services, mainly in cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Clairfield is a global investment banking firm headquartered in Europe with over 40 offices in over 25 countries operating through partner-managed entrepreneurial firms.

Inocybe Technologies is the Open Networking technology provider from the data center to the network edge. Inocybe´s Open Networking Platform enables customers to deploy an integrated and consumable network based on the, emerging and innovative open networking software. The Inocybe Open Networking Platform accelerates the adoption of automated and intelligent networking for enterprises and service providers based on OpenDaylight, FD.io, PNDA and ONAP. For additional information, visit www.inocybe.com.

Kontron designs hardware for the software defined world. Service providers and enterprise clients around the globe collaborate with Kontron and its ISV and channel partners to deploy new services with greater speed, confidence and operational efficiency. For more information, visit www.symkloud.com or www.kontron.com/communications.