VMware to Advance Network Monitoring with Acquisition of Veriflow
By Ajay Singh Sr Vice President and General Manager
Cloud Management BU, VMware
Enterprises are on a continuing quest to modernize and automate their networks across a heterogeneous set of devices. One challenge they face is in identifying vendors that can deliver the end-to-end capabilities required to enable it. Today, I’m proud to announce our intent to acquire Veriflow to strengthen our capabilities in the pervasive network monitoring, troubleshooting, and verification space.
A simple, easy-to-use management tool, VMware vRealize Network Insight delivers application-centric security planning and network visibility across private, public, and hybrid clouds, with unified troubleshooting across both virtual and physical environments. It also helps customers build and run an optimized, highly-available, and more secure infrastructure for virtual cloud networking.
Veriflow is an innovator in network verification, assurance, and troubleshooting. Their product helps customers model, analyze, and verify their hybrid networks to allow IT teams to operate, increase the security of, and build resilient networks. Veriflow’s technology provides problem detection for critical network issues (physical and virtual). Specifically, Veriflow provides:
- Network modeling in software;
- Verifying network connectivity and application availability as well as segmentation assurance; and,
- Preflight modeling and What-If capabilities to analyze proposed network changes. This can significantly reduce network outages and maintenance windows.
Once the acquisition is closed, VMware plans to invest in and integrate Veriflow into vRealize Network Insight to increase our overall network monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities and adding new dimensions of network verification and What-If analysis directly to the platform.
We look forward to welcoming the Veriflow team to VMware. We’re excited about what new heights we will be able to achieve in network monitoring as a combined team after close.
This release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding VMware’s intention to acquire Veriflow and the expected benefits of the acquisition; integration plans upon close of the deal; and the expected complementary nature and strategic advantages of combined offerings and opportunities after close. These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) the ability of the parties to satisfy closing conditions to the acquisition on a timely basis or at all; (ii) market conditions, regulatory requirements and other corporate considerations that could affect the timing and closing conditions to the acquisition; (iii) the ability to successfully integrate acquired companies and assets into VMware; (iv) VMware’s customers’ ability to accept emerging technology and to transition to new products and computing strategies; (v) competitive factors, including but not limited to VMware’s ability to compete in new industries, the entry of new competitors into the industries in which VMware competes, and the success of new product and marketing initiatives by VMware and VMware’s competitors; (vi) VMware’s ability to enter into and maintain strategically effective partnerships; (vii) rapid technological changes in the virtualization software and cloud, end user and mobile computing industries; (viii) changes to product and service development timelines; (ix) VMware’s ability to protect its proprietary technology; (x) VMware’s ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xi) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (xii) changes in VMware’s financial condition; and (xiii) VMware’s relationship with Dell Technologies and Dell’s ability to control matters requiring stockholder approval. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this release, are based on current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect as well as other risks detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including VMware’s most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that we may file from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. VMware assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.