Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire AppDynamics

January 24, 2017 - 15 Comments

Digitization and the transition to cloud are forcing the worlds of IT and business to blend together. In the digital economy, applications are critical. Combining real-time visibility and intelligence at the network, security and application layers is transformational for companies. It can provide them with insight into the state of their business and, most importantly, into the quality of their customers’ experiences. To drive this transformation, we are excited to announce Cisco’s intent to acquire AppDynamics, Inc., a leading privately held application intelligence software platform!

As companies across industries are expanding their digital infrastructure, IT departments are faced with vast amounts of complex, siloed data. AppDynamics helps many of the world’s largest enterprises translate this data into business insights and empowers them to drive value for their customers in today’s digital world.

Together with Cisco’s industry leading digital network architecture, customers will now have unprecedented end to end insight across their technology stack, from infrastructure to application. With this insight, companies will be equipped to improve customer experiences and accelerate revenue opportunities. The acquisition of AppDynamics also supports Cisco’s strategic transition toward software-centric solutions that deliver predictable recurring revenue.

The AppDynamics acquisition is expected to close in Cisco’s third quarter of fiscal year 2017. AppDynamics will continue to be led by CEO David Wadhwani as a new software business unit under Rowan Trollope, Cisco Senior Vice President and General Manager, IoT and Applications business. We look forward to welcoming the AppDynamics team to Cisco.


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  1. Congratulations from Concise SF!

    We hope you’ll consider using our service for AppSphere 2017.

  2. It must be a great moment for Appdynamics in building such a product and having caught the attention of Cisco. Not an easy job. Hope this acquisition of Cisco adds the expected value in strengthening their strategy

  3. Really a great decision before our competitor does, and as a L2 support engineer soon i will see all the companies will start using AppDynamics.

  4. Congratulations, as a Appdynamics´s Partner I see with good eyes this announcement, Cisco is a leader in the networking World, as Appdynamics is in the APM market. We look forward to see the integration between the Appdynamics and Cisco technologies, the real end to end monitoring, integrating apps layer and networks layer it´s seem closer… Good luck

  5. Great Acquisition !!!
    As a consumer of the APM solution, I can definitely say this is a great longterm strategy

  6. I remember when CSCO bought a small co. for ~$6B some years ago.
    How did that work out. I would appreciate a follow up on these huge investments a few years after purchase, just to see if they produce the results expected. Good Luck.

  7. Does Cisco some day move away from the “pizza box” to being just a software company . #recurringrevenue #holygrail

  8. Excellent strategy to marry applications and networking! Excited to be part of Cisco’s transition!

  9. Cool!

  10. Very interesting!

  11. Congratulations on a great acquisition! #WeAreCisco

  12. Congratulations on a great acquisition! #WeArecCisco

  13. Nice purchase. Data is useless if you can’t use it to make decisions.