CA is buying NetQoS for $200 million with the expectation that the company will enhance CA's manage capabilities in systems, networks, application performance and cloud computing. CA officials are expecting to combine NetQoS' offerings with its own Spectrum and Wily products.
CA officials expect NetQoS' network performance management software to be a
boost to a number of their own management software offerings.
CA announced Sept. 14 that it is planning to buy NetQoS for $200 million in
an all-cash deal that is expected to close by the end of the calendar year.
Officials with CA said they expect that NetQoS' software offerings will help
grow CA's capabilities in managing networks, systems, compute clouds and
"With the addition of the NetQoS network flow monitoring, unified
communications management and response time analytic network solutions, CA will
further strengthen its ability to help enterprise IT organizations and service
providers deliver reliable, flexible and cost-effective IT and business
services," Ajei Gopal, executive vice president of CA's Products and Technology
Group, said in a statement.
CA plans to integrate NetQoS' Performance
Center with its own eHealth Network
Performance Manager and Spectrum Infrastructure Manager to enable IT
administrators to better manage both physical and virtual system and network
environments through more visibility and better control. The result will be
greater capabilities in delivering such services as unified communications, CA
In addition, combining Performance
Center with CA's Wily Application
Performance Management offering will give IT administrators greater
perspectives of their business and IT services. In the area of cloud computing,
CA officials expect the NetQoS acquisition will build on the capabilities the
company acquired when it bought some of the assets
CA hopes to leverage the NetQoS software with its own Spectrum Automation
Manager to heighten its capabilities in the dynamic performance-based
automation of physical, virtual and cloud-based environments.
CA also will be getting a company with about 1,000 customers and that had
$56 million in revenue in 2008. NetQoS CEO
Joel Trammell will become a senior vice president and general manager at CA
once the deal closes, and NetQoS CTO and
Executive Vice President Cathy Fulton will become senior vice president of
NetQoS will run as an independent unit within CA's Infrastructure Management
and Automation group.