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Cisco reveals plans for the future of Composite Software

NEW YORK -- IT giant Cisco Systems Inc. will integrate Composite Software Inc.'s technology with its networking products while continuing to allow the data virtualization software vendor to operate mostly as an independent entity, according to a speaker at the Data Virtualization Day 2013 conference.

Cisco, which announced plans to acquire Composite Software in a deal worth $180 million last June, says existing Composite customers can expect Cisco to continue to develop the data virtualization technology, which allows users to pull, analyze and display information from various types of data sources.

In this video, Mike Flannagan, senior director and general manager of the integration brokerage technology group at Cisco, talks to SearchDataManagement on the floor of the Data Virtualization Day conference about why the company decided to buy Composite and its plans for Composite's future. Flannagan also had some important advice for anyone considering an investment in data virtualization software.

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