Cisco has its eyes on network intelligence company Thousand Eyes

ThousandEyes will add to Cisco’s network performance and monitoring capabilities across the enterprise and into the Cloud.

Network giant, Cisco has announced its intention to acquire privately held ThousandEyes, an Internet and Cloud intelligence platform delivers deep visibility and insights into the digital delivery of applications and services over the Internet.

The combination of Cisco’s network and application performance and ThousandEyes’ visibility into the Internet will provide customers with an end-to-end view into the digital delivery of applications and services.

By bringing together Cisco’s strength in network and application performance with ThousandEyes’ visibility into the Internet, customers will now have an end-to-end view into the digital delivery of applications and services over the Internet, allowing them to pinpoint deficiencies and improve network and application performance across enterprise and cloud networks.


This acquisition will also empower enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation, no matter where they are in their journey, by delivering comprehensive visibility into applications and services delivered to customers and employees.

Todd Nightingale, senior vice president and general manager, Cisco Enterprise Networking and Cloud said the last few years have seen a rapid acceleration of Cloud adoption, widespread use of SaaS applications, and a reliance on the Internet and networks outside of enterprise control.

“This increased dependence on the Internet and other third-party infrastructures, compounded over the past several months during the COVID-19 pandemic, substantially reduces the ability for enterprise IT teams to predict, visualise and control operational behaviour,” he said. “The result is often a chaotic and unmanageable IT environment that makes issue resolution a time-consuming ordeal that can potentially have a massive impact on customer experience, brand reputation and revenue.”

According to Nightingale the combination of Cisco and ThousandEyes will enable visibility to pin-point deficiencies and improve the network and application performance across all networks.

This will give customers end-to-end visibility when accessing cloud applications, and Internet Intelligence will improve networking reliability and the overall application experience.

Cisco will incorporate ThousandEyes’ capabilities across Cisco’s core Enterprise Networking and Cloud, and AppDynamics portfolios to enhance visibility across the enterprise, internet and the cloud.

The acquisition is expected to close before the end of Cisco’s first quarter in financial year 2021.

ThousandEyes will join Cisco’s newly formed Networking Services business unit, reporting to Nightingale.

As part of the Networking Services business unit, ThousandEyes CEO and co-founder Mohit Lad will take on the role of GM of ThousandEyes, and co-founder, CTO Ricardo Oliveira will continue to drive ThousandEyes product vision and innovation strategy.




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