Riverbed Technology announced it has agreed to acquire Mazu Networks

Riverbed makes a bold move to purchase Mazu Networks.

Riverbed Technology today announced it has agreed to acquire Mazu Networks, a privately-owned company that helps organizations manage, secure and optimize the availability and performance of global applications. The Mazu organization, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will become a business unit of Riverbed and will operate as an independent group within Riverbed’s corporate structure.

Mazu Networks provides a unique, powerful and flexible analysis and reporting software that provides a holistic, real-time view of application usage and performance. This perspective is critical to understanding the application environment and taking the right steps to validate and ensure delivery of business-critical applications across the wide area network (WAN). The Mazu product line supports Riverbed’s position by delivering speed in performance analysis, providing scale to Riverbed’s customers’ ability to monitor the optimization and performance of their key applications and allowing Riverbed to deliver simplicity in the analysis and reporting of that information across a customer’s entire environment with customizable dashboards and reports.

The acquisition of Mazu Networks allows Riverbed to meet enterprise and service provider customer demands by extending its suite of WAN optimization products to include global application performance, reporting and analytics. This provides customers with a closed-loop system for managing enterprise-wide applications by intelligently monitoring and analyzing performance, demonstrating the need for return on investment (ROI) of optimization, and allowing users to continuously manage performance targets to predetermined objectives.

Is this a good or bad move for Riverbed? Who could be next?

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