AI-based network analysis VMware to purchase Nyansa

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Nyansa’s AIOps cloud-based software will be integrated with VeloCloud, VMware’s SD-WAN application.

VMware revealed on Tuesday its intentions to purchase Nyansa, a California-based Palo Alto company that offers AI network analysis. The contract will be completed in the first part of VMware’s FY2021. The terms of the agreement have not been announced.

VMware aims to merge Nyansa Voyance, the network monitoring and IoT security AIOps application, with VeloCloud’s VMware SD-WAN. The mix will allow VMware to further extend its offerings to corporate premises and workplaces by incorporating software-defined features to Wi-Fi and LAN applications. Comprehensive data on network usage and device output can be accessed by consumers.

“The acquisition of Nyansa will accelerate VMware’s delivery of end-to-end monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities for LAN/WAN deployments within our industry-leading SD-WAN solution,” Sanjay Uppal, VP and GM of VMware’s VeloCloud Business Unit, said in a statement. “Nyansa is a proven solution that solves many of the shortcomings of today’s vendor-specific solutions.”

Founded six years ago, Nyansa currently scans user network traffic across thousands of customer sites from more than 20 million client devices, said VMware.

“Nyansa and VMware are perfectly aligned in technology, products and culture,” Nyansa CEO Abe Ankumah said in a statement. “Following the close of the acquisition, we will continue to advance our AI-driven multi-vendor network analytics platform and double-down on end-to-end user experience and IoT operational assurance.”

Mark Funk
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