Cisco buys Dashbase to enhance its AppDynamics platform

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Acquisition of the events and logs analytics startup will strengthen Cisco’s application monitoring platform.

Cisco Systems has announced this week that it will acquire events and logs analytics startup Dashbase. The companies did not disclose the details of the deal.

Dashbase makes a software that helps enterprises to pull in log data from real-time communications environments. Many see the purchase as a way for Cisco to bolster its AppDynamics application monitoring platform. AppDynamics has of late that become critical to Cisco’s strategy to dominate the application observability market.

Observability means monitoring apps by pulling data from logs, metrics, traces and events. This in turn allows operators to identify and resolve the root cause of any issues that arise. The observability market is rapidly growing and Cisco is moving rapidly to become a major player in it.

Thus has AppDynamics emerged as an important piece of Cisco’s overall portfolio. The platform is vital to Cisco’s offering to support enterprises as they shift their applications toward a multicloud architecture.

Streamlining case identification and resolution

Linda Tong, general manager of AppDynamics, described the deal in a blog post this week. “I am beyond excited about the pending acquisition of Dashbase and how it will strengthen the foundation of the Cisco AppDynamics platform,” she writes.

“With Dashbase’s logs and events analytics technology, AppDynamics will be able to further streamline case investigation and the resolution process with support for Metrics, Events, Logs and Traces,” she adds.

Accelerating digital transformation

The integration of Dashbase’s technology into the Cisco AppDynamics platform will enable Cisco’s customers to accelerate their digital transformation, according to Tong. Dashbase adds value by “taming” the complexity of data across technology, user and business domains, she explains.

“With Dashbase’s logs and events analytics technology, AppDynamics will be able to further streamline case investigation and the resolution process with support for Metrics, Events, Logs and Traces.”

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