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Cisco has acquired AppDynamics Inc

This acquisition reinforces Cisco's strategic direction and its shift to software-centric solutions.

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    SAN JOSE, Calif. — On March 22nd, 2017, Cisco completed its acquisition of AppDynamics Inc, a privately held software leader in application and business performance monitoring, located in San Francisco CA. AppDynamics empowers enterprises to watch every line of code and understand how their code impacts user experience and application and infrastructure performance, while providing real-time insight into everything going on in digital business. Business and DevOps leaders rely on its real-time insights and code-level visibility to make mission critical and strategic improvements to their apps. Teams across the enterprise can collaborate and drive the business from a single source of truth.

    AppDynamics' real-time data platform will be correlated with Cisco’s data platforms over time and give joint customers the richest end-to-end view (from business to user to app to infrastructure) in real-time, allowing for better remediation and automation (across the data center, network and security) and smarter business decisions….(read more)

    Q: What has Cisco acquired?
    A: Cisco has completed its acquisition of AppDynamics, a privately-held software company based in San Francisco, CA. AppDynamics delivers visibility and insights into the entire application layer. AppDynamics is the innovative, enterprise-grade application intelligence software platform that is uniquely positioned to enable enterprises to accelerate their digital transformations.

    Q: Can you explain the AppDynamics platform?
    A: AppDynamics offers application intelligence software that enables enterprises to monitor, analyze and optimize complex environments at scale. Built on one platform, the integrated suite of applications includes Application Performance Management (APM), End-User Monitoring, Infrastructure Visibility, and Business IQ.

    AppDynamics’ integrated suite of applications monitors the performance of software applications, supporting IT infrastructures, end user experience, as well as provides end-to-end tracking of the individual business transactions and overall application impact to business metrics. In addition, the platform processes and analyzes trillions of metrics each month and has been built to address the needs of global enterprise businesses. AppDynamics offers a full range of deployment options, including public cloud, on-premise and hybrid models.

    Q: Why did Cisco choose AppDynamics? What makes AppDynamics unique?
    A: AppDynamics is a leader in application performance monitoring, as well as end-user and infrastructure intelligence for the enterprise market. AppDynamics is also a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Analytics. AppDynamics has demonstrated an ability to penetrate large enterprise accounts and become their platform of choice for application performance management needs. AppDynamics has translated these customer wins into impressive revenue growth, with a software-only SaaS-focused recurring revenue model, which also supports on-premise deployments.

    The capabilities of Cisco and AppDynamics are very complementary: Cisco delivers comprehensive data collection and insights in the data center, network and security domains, while AppDynamics brings industry-leading solutions for application, end user and business transaction insights. Together, Cisco and AppDynamics will break the silos of application, infrastructure and security domains to help organizations evolve from managing IT performance to managing digital business performance and business transactions. As part of Cisco, AppDynamics will complement current Cisco product initiatives to provide end-to-end IT intelligence platforms that offer customers holistic visibility, correlation and insights across IT domains.

    AppDynamics Customers:
    If you are an existing customer of AppDynamics and have questions about your product or service, please continue to contact your existing sales representative. For new sales inquiries, please email info@appdynamics.com for more information.

    Cisco Customers:
    If you are an existing customer or partner of Cisco and have questions about your product or services, please continue to contact your existing Cisco sales representative.


    AppDynamics customers should continue to use the existing process for support on installed AppDynamics products and technology and/or visit the AppDynamics Support Portal.

    Cisco will notify you in advance of any change to the support process.

    Cisco customers should continue to use the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) for technical support on Cisco products. For more information about opening a technical support case and for regional TAC telephone numbers, refer to Cisco Worldwide Support Contacts.

    • Cisco and AppDynamics leadership agree on the important role partners play in our end-to-end sales motion. We’re committed to the success of our partners, offering flexible participation categories aligned to the size and needs of your business.
    • Whether you're a reseller, service provider or a systems integrator, we provide selling, enablement, and marketing support to ensure value from your investments and the satisfaction of our joint customers.
    • To become an AppDynamics Partner, you must first sign up through Cisco's partner program. Already a Cisco partner? Continue with the form here.
    • Learn more about being an AppDynamics Partner here.


    Furthering Cisco's shift to software-centric solutions

    Together, Cisco and AppDynamics will enable holistic visibility, correlation and actionable insights across the whole stack and domains. We are making it simple for customers.