Cisco to acquire ThousandEyes

Cisco has announced its intent to acquire privately held cloud intelligence platform ThousandEyes.

A statement explained that 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, allowing them to pinpoint deficiencies and improve network and application performance across enterprise and cloud networks.

Todd Nightingale, senior vice president and general manager at Cisco Enterprise Networking and Cloud, commented: “The combination of Cisco and ThousandEyes will enable deeper and broader visibility to pin-point deficiencies and improve the network and application performance across all networks."

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

The deal is expected to close before the end of Cisco’s first quarter results. ThousandEyes will join Cisco's newly-formed Networking Services business unit, reporting to Nightingale.

As part of the Networking Services business unit, ThousandEyes chief executive and co-founder Mohit Lad will take on the role of general manager of ThousandEyes, and chief technology officer Ricardo Oliveira will continue to drive ThousandEyes product vision and innovation strategy.

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