Woven's assets picked up by Fortinet

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Back at the end of May I put 10 GbE datacenter switch vendor Woven Systems in the deadpool. Late last week Marc left a comment on that post indicating that they had been acquired by Fortinet, and this week we find out from a press release that this is what happened.

Fortinet…announced it has acquired certain assets and intellectual property of Woven Systems, formerly a provider of Ethernet fabric switching solutions for the high-performance computing market. Woven’s high-speed switching and sophisticated traffic management technology will be used to further enhance the performance of Fortinet’s FortiGate-5000 Series chassis-based security solutions.

There may yet be hope for those of you who wanted to try building a cluster from one of Woven’s cool switches

Fortinet intends to continue selling certain Woven products and to provide support to new and existing customers who purchase FortiCare 24×7 support contracts. Additional information on the FortiGate-5000 Series can be found at http://www.fortinet.com/products/fortigate/5000series.html.