In August 2018, VMware announced its intent to acquire the technology and team of Dell EMC Service Assurance Suite product, software for network service assurance for communications service providers. As networks transform with software-definition and virtualization, communications service providers are faced with a growing, complex environment and pressure to reduce costs in managing, troubleshooting and predicting network behavior that enables them to quickly and reliably roll out competitive, next-generation services.


The addition of Dell EMC Service Assurance Suite technology to the VMware portfolio provides an end-to-end, best-in-class suite of products, enabling and assuring the operation of physical and virtual networks spanning from transport to core to edge, data center to cloud. It also empowers CSPs to modernize and accelerate the transformation of their networks through network function virtualization.

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Acquired Product Name Dell EMC Service Assurance Suite
Current VMware Product Name VMware Smart Assurance, VMware Smart Experience