InfoVista buys Ipanema to boost application performance offer

Network management supplier InfoVista buys application and network performance firm Ipanema to realise software-defined WAN ambitions

Network management, planning, assurance and optimisation systems supplier InfoVista has bought network performance firm Ipanema Technologies for an undisclosed sum.

Virginia-based InfoVista specialises in networking transformation projects for major global network owners, providing them with network and customer intelligence to help them better plan, operate, optimise and profit from their networks.

It currently has around 550 customers worldwide, including names such as Colt and Vodafone.

Ipanema was set up in France in 1999 as a developer of wide area network (WAN) optimisation and management systems.

More recently Ipanema branched out into application performance management, which it believes will become a more critical system as CIOs struggle to control application use in their networks and protect business-critical traffic.

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InfoVista takes step closer to strategic goal

Ipanema CEO Jim Darragh said: “Ipanema is a disruptive player in the industry. Its vision of business-centric application performance management through all-in-one, objective-based and fully-automated systems is becoming a must have.”

Its acquisition fits into InfoVista’s strategy to better orchestrate network and application performance. InfoVista claimed it will now be able to offer a more integrated and comprehensive system set to its customers, to maximise business application experience over Hybrid WANs.

It said customers would now be able to make data-driven network investment decisions to maximise their network return on investment (ROI); accelerate integrated and proactive problem identification, troubleshooting and control; and manage, control and guarantee application performance on the network.

Exploiting hybrid technologies

Service provider customers, meanwhile, would be able to approach their own customers with more confidence in the service they provide, it said.

InfoVista CEO Philippe Ozanian said both firms shared the conviction that network service providers had to play a leading role in helping enterprises make the most of the hybrid network and hybrid cloud environment.

“With this acquisition, InfoVista extends its capabilities with software-defined WAN to maximise business application experience over the hybrid network,” said Ozanian.

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