Data-to-Everything platform provider, Splunk announced that the company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Palo-Alto based cloud network observability company, Flowmill. According to the announcement made by Splunk, the acquisition is expected to close during Splunk’s fiscal fourth quarter, subject to customary closing conditions.
With the acquisition of Flowmill, Splunk aims to expand its existing observability capabilities to be able to continue to deliver on its vision to offer the world’s most comprehensive Observability Suite. With Flowmill’s expertise in network performance monitoring, Splunk aims to give customers the ability to ingest, analyze and take action on an additional cloud network and infrastructure data to allow them to resolve network issues quickly, optimize their network performance and reduce their network costs. Tim Tully, Chief Technology Officer, Splunk, 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.”