EMC Closes Deal With Watch4net

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – EMC Corporation continues its spree of acquisitions with the recent announcement that it has acquired Montreal-based Watch4net, a private provider of monitoring solutions that measure the performance of networks, data centers and cloud based infrastructures.

Watch4net has worked closely with EMC over the last seven years to deliver enterprise and carrier-class solutions to meet customers’ IT management needs, and is currently integrated with EMC’s IT Operations Intelligence Suite.

Through its EMC IT Operations Intelligence Suite, EMC has delivered one of the industry’s premier availability management solutions for physical and virtual storage, networks and compute resources. Complementing this, EMC is now offering Watch4net’s rich set of performance management capabilities.

EMC Senior VP and General Manager Jay Mastaj stated, “Today’s rapidly-growing and dynamic IT infrastructures carry an ever-looming mandate to stay on top of absolutely everything happening within them. Regardless of where customers are along their journey to cloud computing, insight into every aspect of IT performance and the ability to manage it without growing staff and with increasing granularity, are no longer optional. By bringing Watch4net into the EMC portfolio and roadmap, EMC rounds out its world-class IT management solution to address customers’ most critical IT management needs across their physical and virtual IT environments.”

The acquisition by EMC comes just one week after acquiring SaaS provider, Syncplicity. The company announced that it will continue to “expand on one of the industry’s most comprehensive IT management portfolios for enterprises and service providers.”

According to Zacks, EMC will continue its focus on acquiring companies that stand out in the cloud computing and big data fields, as big data is expected to reach $16.5 billion by 2015 and cloud computing to grow to $241.0 billion by 2020.

EMC has also acquired Watch4net CEO, Michel Foix and the Watch4net team, who will report to EMC’s Infrastructure Management Group lead by Mastaj.