Cisco announced today that it intends to acquire Perspica, a machine learning-driven IT operations analytics firm. Cisco intends to fold Perspica’s team into AppDynamics, which it purchased for $3B early this year.
Perspica brings together Application data from APM tools such as AppDynamics, New Relic and Dynatrace with Infrastructure data from tools such as collectd, Nagios, SNMP, VMWare, AWS, Docker, OpenTSDB and Splunk.
By applying various machine learning algorithms to the large amounts of IT operational data it aims to provide:
- Application Topology mapping
- Behaviour analysis
- Anomaly detection
- Automatic Root Cause Analysis
- Predictive Analytics
As a long term partner of AppDynamics we look forward seeing how Perspica and AppDynamics will come together to add machine learning capabilities which are essential for managing modern applications.