Video: Splunk acquired cloud monitoring service SignalFx

September 09, 2019


Splunk, the data processing and analytics company, has acquired SignalFx for a total price of about $1.05 billion. SignalFx provides real-time cloud monitoring solutions, predictive analytics and more. The acquisition will likely make Splunk a far stronger player in the cloud space as it expands its support for cloud-native applications and the modern infrastructures and architectures those rely on. SignalFx will support Splunk's commitment to giving customers one platform that can monitor the entire enterprise application lifecycle.

Speaking about Cloud Monitoring services it's interesting to remind that:

In 2016 Rackspace added cloud optimization platform to its private cloud:



Rackspace partnered with AppFormix to bring its cloud monitoring and performance optimization tools to its private OpenStack cloud. This will give Rackspace customers access to AppFormix’s real-time monitoring, analytics and optimization tools (and Rackspace’s engineers will also use these to manage cloud for their customers). For RackSpace, this is a somewhat unusual move. The company typically builds its own tools for managing the technical side of its cloud businesses (and it was the founding member of the OpenStack project, together with NASA).


In 2015 Cloud monitoring service Cloudyn raised $11 million:



Cloudyn, a service for monitoring and optimizing cloud usage across multiple vendors, announced an $11 million Series B investment. Cloudyn provides an interesting tangential service for enterprise cloud consumers. It enables them to monitor their usage across a variety of services and optimize that use. This year, the company also added the ability to increase capacity when needed through the Cloudyn platform. The new tool shows a change in enterprise cloud buying as consumers not only try to maximize or shrink the services they have, but expand their usage and select and manage larger configurations. This means instead of trying to take down servers they aren’t using, they are looking for ways to find the best value when selecting larger configurations. Cloudyn supports multiple infrastructure services including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and OpenStack.


In 2015 Hybrid cloud monitoring provider ScienceLogic got $43M:



IT monitoring-specialist ScienceLogic just landed $43 million in a Series D funding round. ScienceLogic is banking on the growth of companies adopting a hybrid-cloud strategy, which means that they have both on-premise infrastructure that works in conjunction with outside cloud providers. While companies may have monitoring tools available for their existing infrastructure that can scan log files and spot problems in the data center, when it comes to seeing the big picture of how their infrastructure connects with what they may have running in the cloud, there’s not a lot out there to give them that holistic view. ScienceLogic has a console that can supposedly connect via APIs to the different monitoring tools provided by public-cloud providers like Amazon’s CloudWatch. It can siphon that data from the CloudWatch monitoring tool and then correlate it with the data its own CloudMapper tool is spooling from a company’s on-premise infrastructure and then “intelligently map out these relationships” between the two environments.


In 2015 Cloud monitoring service Datadog fetched $31M:



Datadog, which promises to let companies see how well their various cloud deployments are performing, now has $31 million in fresh Series C funding. The company, which claims Netflix, Spotify, EA, and, Mercadolibre as customers, has 75 employees now, up from 25 last year, and plans to double or triple headcount next year. Datadog faces competitors including Boundary, Server Density and Stackdriver (which was purchased by Google last year).