Network Diagramming Channel Feature
Emulex's Acquisition of Endace to Bring New Network Monitoring Capability to Market
Emulex (News - Alert), a provider of data center networking products, is adding network monitoring capabilities with the acquisition of Endace, a network performance management and network diagramming company.
Endace provides network monitoring appliances, network analytics software, and ultra-high speed network access switching that promise 100 percent accuracy, according to company officials. The company has the expertise to record, visualize, and monitor network traffic, which provides customers with the ability to dynamically optimize application delivery across the infrastructure.
“This acquisition provides Emulex with a strategic entry point into the network performance management space at a disruptive point in time, as speeds move to 10 Gbps, making network visibility from end-to-end a critical requirement in a converged network environment," said Jim McCluney, CEO of Emulex.
"Acquiring Endace aligns with our software-defined convergence strategy, doubles our total addressable market and places Emulex in another high-margin, high-growth market,” McCluney added.
The combined expertise will enable the firms to offer innovative solutions to address the challenges of network complexity. The company is committed to ensure application-level performance at speeds of 10 Gbps and beyond, company officials said. The combination of Emulex's network convergence adapters and Endace's network visibility capabilities will provide true end-to-end application visibility, optimization and acceleration.
"The Endace team is excited to be joining forces with Emulex. Our companies share a common vision and have a strong cultural affinity. Together, we will create a new generation of network visibility solutions and take them to a global market," said Mike Riley, CEO, Endace, in a statement. "The combined strengths of Emulex and Endace will provide our customers with industry-leading solutions to connect, monitor, and manage high-performance networks in the world's most demanding data center environments."
The transaction is expected to be completed in the March quarter, subject to certain closing conditions, including the acceptance of the offer by the holders of 90 percent of the outstanding shares of Endace, company officials said.
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Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli