Splunk Acquires Network Performance Monitoring Startup Flowmill
This is M&A deal number 489 that ChannelE2E has tracked so far in 2020. Find a full list of M&A deals here.
Flowmill complements Splunk’s recent acquisitions of Plumbr and Rigor, the buyer says. Flowmill’s technology will tuck into Splunk’s Observability Suite for infrastructure monitoring, application modernization, incident response and network service cost management capabilities.
Splunk Acquires Flowmill: Executive Perspectives
In a prepared statement about the deal, Splunk CTO Tim Tully said:
“Observability technology is rapidly increasing in both sophistication and ability to help organizations revolutionize how they monitor their infrastructure and applications. Flowmill’s innovative NPM solution provides real-time observability into network behavior and performance of distributed cloud applications, leveraging extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) technologies. We’re excited to bring Flowmill’s visionary NPM technology into our Observability Suite as Splunk continues to deliver best-in-class observability capabilities to our customers.”
Added Flowmill founder and CEO Jonathan Perry:
“Flowmill’s approach to building systems that support full-fidelity, real-time, high-cardinality ingestions and analysis aligns well with Splunk’s vision for observability. We’re thrilled to join Splunk and bring eBPF, next-generation NPM to the Splunk Observability Suite.”
The deal comes only a few days after IBM acquired Instana, a multi-cloud application performance monitoring (APM) company. Also, Cisco acquired multi-network monitoring firm ThousandEyes in August 2020.