By Shekar Ayyar, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, VMware
As you may have noticed, the VMware Corporate Development Team has been busy this year. In order to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers and grow the company, we strive to innovate like a startup, while at the same time acquire cutting-edge technology and talent that enhances our best-in-class R&D engine. We announced earlier our acquisition of Wavefront, a metrics analytics platform. Separately, to sharpen our focus on building great software, we announced the divestiture of our vCloud® Air™ business to our partner OVH.
Today, I am pleased to announce our acquisition of Apteligent’s assets, a company focused on providing analytical insights related to mobile apps. The Apteligent platform helps IT organizations analyze mobile applications in real-time, understand end user behavior related to these applications, and to help address any issues before they impact business outcomes detrimentally.
With the acquisition of Apteligent, VMware is now in a unique position to offer a holistic view into the operation of applications for cross-cloud and mobile environments. Apteligent removes barriers between IT teams and end users by providing converged visibility and contextual analytics to help IT teams prioritize issues and address mobile application performance problems faster. This will complement Wavefront’s metrics monitoring for modern applications, as well as the vRealize® Operations™ platform for monitoring, troubleshooting and capacity planning across virtual environments.
Adding to VMware SaaS Management Solutions
Apteligent is part of the growing portfolio of VMware Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings. Apteligent technology will help accelerate the development of our full suite of VMware Cross-Cloud Services™ to help manage and monitor modern applications and their associated infrastructure across clouds.
These are exciting times for our industry – a time filled with promise and challenges. Enterprises face the need to transform themselves into a digital businesses or risk being obsolete. VMware is a proven industry leader with a history of partnering with customers to solve their most pressing business and technology problems.