Cisco this week announced its intent to acquire Singularity Networks, a privately-held network infrastructure analytics company.
Singularity Networks captures, enriches, and analyzes network data to help service providers, web companies and enterprises improve network performance, manage costs, gain visibility, and reduce downtime.
Rob Salvagno, Head of Corporate Development at Cisco and Cisco Investments, wrote in a blog that Service Providers today are challenged to meet intense demands for always on connectivity powered by reliable, high speed bandwidth. They need a holistic view of network performance to anticipate and proactively manage their traffic patterns. With network automation software and innovative data collection techniques, we are helping our service provider customers transform how they operate their infrastructure.
Cisco plans to integrate Singularity Networks’ analytics capabilities into its Crosswork Network Automation portfolio. The Cisco Crosswork Network Automation software portfolio helps service providers automate their networks. By effectively extracting and managing huge amounts of data, operators can rapidly address and even proactively avoid disrupting events and impending security threats. Singularity Networks technology will help to provide reliable, timely, and actionable information about what’s happening in the network 24/7 to deliver premium networked experiences.
Singularity Networks will join the automation group within Cisco’s Service Provider Business Unit.