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Swan Labs Picks Up Pivia

San Jose-based Swan Labs Corp. today acquired fellow California startup Pivia in an attempt to bolster its application acceleration story (see Swan Labs Acquires Pivia).

The news highlights momentum among new companies streamlining WAN (wide area network) links in IT environments. The all-stock transaction (value unannounced) completes a busy few months for Swan Labs. Most of Pivia's handful of employees -- about 11 -- will be joining Swan Labs. Prior to the acquisition, Swan had 23 employees.

Back in October, Swan Labs launched its flagship NetCelera devices, which are designed to push applications across WANs. This came less than two months after the company emerged from stealth with $15 million in Series A funding (see Swan Labs Swoops on Applications and Swan Intros WAN Accelerator).

By acquiring Pivia, Swan Labs is getting its hands on the vendors Pivia Performance Server product, which accelerates Web-enabled applications, including databases from Siebel Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: SEBL) and office apps from Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT).

The deal is not just about technology. Though Pivia is small, it has a couple of potentially lucrative services contracts, which now go to Swan Labs, including ones with AppleBee’s, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Epson America.

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