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WWT Comments on VMware's Acquisition of Wavefront

Bob Olwig, VP of business development and innovation at WWT, comments on the acquisition of Wavefront and VMware's position in the virtualization space.

Posted by CRN on April 12, 2017:

Partners are bullish about VMware's plan to acquire Wavefront, bringing "powerful" multicloud monitoring and management technology to the application level.

"We're now going to be able to get a live-streaming look at all of the data from the cloud and from the applications in the cloud – it's going to look at end-user behavior, it can handle a multicloud strategy, it's really a cross-cloud management platform," said Jamie Shepard, senior vice president at Dallas-based Lumenate, which partners with VMware. "By acquiring Wavefront and pulling it into its vRealize portfolio, VMware is telling you that you don't have to transfer risk [when moving clouds] and they're going to be able to monitor that entire cloud application delivery experience right down to the end-user behavior – that's pretty powerful."

The acquisition shows that VMware is "100 percent committed to provide a VMware-like experience in every cloud," with Wavefront providing the insight, visibility and alerts on all streaming data, said Shepard.

VMware revealed its plan to acquire the Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup Wednesday. Wavefront, named to CRN's 10 Coolest Big Data Startups of 2016, develops a cloud-hosted, real-time analytics platform that monitors and manages cloud applications. It provides monitoring to optimize clouds and modern applications by delivering insight using millions of data points per second in real time.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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