In May 2017, VMware acquired Wavefront, a privately held company in Palo Alto, California. Wavefront offers a real-time metrics monitoring and streaming analytics platform designed for developers to optimize their clouds and modern applications that rely on containers and microservices. A cloud-hosted service, Wavefront offers Digital Enterprises the ability to send time-series (metric) data from anywhere in their data center and to perform queries, render charts to see analytics, anomalies or KPI dashboards. Watford enables customers to harness real-time monitoring.
Wavefront offers unique metrics monitoring and analytics services to digital enterprises and adds to VMware’s comprehensive portfolio of cloud management platform (CMP) solutions. Wavefront attracts a different segment of customer than VMware serves today. Additionally, Wavefront will help VMware to accelerate time-to-market for SaaS-based cross-cloud management services.