The Top 10 Acquisitions In Networking So Far In 2017

(NOTE: This story was originally posted to July 12.)

The Top 10 M&As: January Through June

We're barely past the halfway point of the year, but the networking industry has already seen several huge acquisitions as some vendors look for more market share while others seek to shake things up.

As customers change the way they purchase network offerings -- from a Capex to Opex model, as well as a heavier focus around the return on investment -- some networking vendors are scrambling to stay afloat. We saw this industry turmoil come to a head in 2017 with Avaya filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and Brocade Communications selling off its business units to separate entities.

Here are the 10 biggest acquisitions in the networking industry during the first six months of 2017.