InfoVista acquires Ipanema in enterprise network assurance move

Network optimization and service assurance outfit InfoVista has snapped up French WAN optimization company Ipanema Technologies to strengthen its enterprise offering. Ipanema’s portfolio is designed to guarantee application performance across enterprise networks.

In effect Ipanema does for enterprise WANs what InfoVista does for networks run by CSPs, so this seems to be a move to broaden InfoVista’s total addressable market. It also allows the company to “maximize business application experience over hybrid WANs and protect business continuity,” according to the release.

“With this acquisition, InfoVista extends its capabilities with software-defined WAN solution to maximize business application experience over the hybrid network,” said Philippe Ozanian, CEO of InfoVista. “Both Ipanema and InfoVista strongly share the conviction that CSPs must play the leading role in helping enterprises make the most of the new hybrid network and hybrid cloud paradigm. The two companies have also established a proven and successful technology partnership for several years. This makes us feel very confident in the benefits it will bring to our enterprise and CSP customers.”

“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 solutions is becoming a must-have,” said Jim Darragh, CEO of Ipanema Technologies. “This acquisition will accelerate our vision and current business momentum, as most CIOs are engaged in the digital transformation of their enterprises.”

Amid the inevitable talk of ‘synergies’ the combined companies expect to be able to appeal to not just CSPs but enterprise CIOs in general. The acquisition is already complete, but the terms have not been disclosed. InfoVista has published a fact sheet here.

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