CA announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held NetQoS Inc., a provider of network performance management and service delivery solutions, for $200 million.
Founded ten years ago, NetQoS has more than 1,000 active customers worldwide, including many in the Fortune 100. With annual revenue of $56 million in 2008, NetQoS’ revenues have experienced a 58 percent CAGR over the past five fiscal years.
At the close of the transaction, Joel Trammell will join CA as senior vice president and general manager, and Dr. Cathy Fulton, NetQoS chief technology officer and executive vice president of Products, will join CA as senior vice president, Software Engineering. Initially, NetQoS will operate as an independent entity within CA’s Infrastructure Management and Automation business unit and will report to Ajei Gopal. It is anticipated that a majority of NetQoS’ 250 employees will remain with CA.
NetQoS’ solutions will extend CA’s capabilities in each of these areas:
- Network and Systems Management – the combination of CA eHealth Network Performance Manager, CA Spectrum Infrastructure Manager and the NetQoS Performance Center will give CIOs and network engineers and operations managers better visibility and control of critical services in their physical and virtual network and systems environments
- Application Performance Management – by linking transaction views to the infrastructure, CA Wily Application Performance Management and the NetQoS Performance Center will enable a quality of experience, in which the infrastructure is application-aware
- Cloud Management – CA’s acquisition of NetQoS builds on the assets CA acquired from Cassatt earlier this year, as well as CA’s organically developed CA Spectrum Automation Manager for dynamic performance-based automation of physical, virtual and cloud computing environments.
“NetQoS customers and partners will benefit from CA’s development capabilities, sales force, and global customer support infrastructure,” said Joel Trammell, chief executive officer, NetQoS. “NetQoS’ solutions will strengthen CA’s ability to deliver to its customers service-centric insight into network, systems and application performance—with no visibility gaps.”