Cisco’s intent to acquire AppDynamics – officially announced on Wednesday Jan 25 2017 – is quite a surprise. Then again, it isn’t.
It’s a surprise because AppDynamics was one day away from its IPO, giving nary a hint of courting a suitor. That would be an awfully expensive and troublesome camouflage. And if it was camo, it was amazingly airtight in this notoriously leaky information age. (As I write this, several press outlets report the deal went from idea to agreement in three days.)
It’s not a surprise because:
· AppDynamics’ APM competitors have been rapidly broadening their monitoring to yield better analytics with fewer blind spots. Cisco gives AppDynamics an exceptionally clear view of network performance and AppDynamics gives Cisco a clear view of application performance. APM solutions must continue to expand their data ingestion to provide optimum value.Read more