Networking tech giant Cisco is planning to acquire ThousandEyes, whose Internet and cloud intelligence platform delivers insights into the digital delivery of apps and online services. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
Founded in 2010 by Mohit Lad and Ricardo Oliveira, San Francisco-based ThousandEyes offers clients a real-time map of how their customers and employees reach and experience apps. This platform can be used to emulate the experience of real users with page loading and multi-step transactions that display snapshots, service segmentation and performance metrics.
According to Cisco, the combination of its own expertise in network and app performance with ThousandEye's visibility into the Internet will provide customers with an end-to-end view into the digital delivery of apps and services. Cisco will incorporate ThousandEyes' capabilities across its own core Enterprise Networking and Cloud, and AppDynamics portfolios. Lad will take on the role of GM of ThousandEyes, and Oliveira will continue to drive ThousandEyes product vision and innovation strategy.
Lad comments: 'We started ThousandEyes with a clear objective of setting our own course, uniquely empowering customers, not copying some larger company, but challenging the status quo and building a culture of innovation that goes beyond product and engineering teams. On becoming a part of Cisco, I feel the same energy and enthusiasm kicking in that I had when I started the company with Ricardo ten years ago, except eating ramen noodles for lunch and building our datacenter in the garage with recycled servers is not in the plan this time around'.
Web sites: www.cisco.com and www.thousandeyes.com .
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