ScienceLogic Acquires AppFirst to Increase IT Monitoring Capabilities in the Cloud

August 24, 2016

By Michael Guta - Contributing Writer

As a company specializing in hybrid IT monitoring, ScienceLogic (News - Alert) has been looking to increase its capability, and the acquisition of AppFirst will give it the technology it needs to be a more comprehensive provider of IT management resources, services, and applications.

ScienceLogic has more than 25,000 global service providers, enterprises, and government organizations relying on the services it provides to improve IT efficiency, optimize operations, and ensure business continuity. The company has a single pane of glass in which organizations are able to gain a comprehensive view of all the IT components whether it resides in the public cloud environment or on premises.

In acquiring AppFirst, ScienceLogic will have access to patented technologies, along with scale-out data processing capability for real-time application-aware monitoring and analytics so it can address markets in the IT operations management (ITOM) space.

This will give the more than 25,000 customers ScienceLogic currently has greater visibility into the business operations and critical services so they can proactively address problems while delivering better and faster services at better price points.

The cloud platform the AppFirst technology uses will also future proof the solutions ScienceLogic provides as more organizations migrate to the cloud, so it can run in the cloud or on premises for its large enterprise and managed service provider (MSP) customers.

Dave Link, CEO, ScienceLogic, said, "As we now embed deep application discovery and analytics capabilities into our hybrid IT monitoring platform, organizations for the first time can monitor all business-critical services, including deep application performance, fault and configuration analytics, across their hybrid IT environments. Our acquisition of AppFirst represents a major leap in ScienceLogic’s sophisticated service assurance capabilities core to helping our customers run their businesses better."

When the converged platforms become available later this year, organizations will be able to access best in class agent-based analytics and sub-second application data collection in addition to ScienceLogic’s range of services.

According to the company, customers will benefit by having real-time visibility, scale out architecture, improved virtualized systems support, automation, log and network layer analytics, application awareness and SaaS (News - Alert) enablement.

Edited by Maurice Nagle