Virtual Instruments expands portfolio with Metricly acquisition

Virtual Instruments added more offerings to its cloud migration and hybrid infrastructure management portfolio with an acquisition of Metricly.

IT infrastructure monitoring vendor Virtual Instruments acquired Metricly, a SaaS-based cloud management software provider. The acquisition is intended to expand Virtual Instruments' cloud migration, monitoring and analytics portfolio to provide SaaS-based hybrid infrastructure management across multi-cloud environments, according to the vendor.

Metricly, formerly Netuitive, offers monitoring tools that enable enterprises to monitor and bolster cloud services, applications, infrastructure and public cloud costs, applying machine learning and AI to IT operations technology. Metricly offers a free 21-day trial to visitors on its website.

Metricly's cloud management platform will help expand Virtual Instruments' hybrid infrastructure management products to include public, private, hybrid and multi-cloud deployment models. In addition, Metricly's workload analysis, resizing and AWS cost optimization platforms will integrate with Virtual Instruments' VirtualWisdom, a hybrid infrastructure monitoring and AIOps platform.

The need for hybrid infrastructure management is on the rise as enterprises are increasingly migrating from public clouds to on-premises clouds; according to an IDC report, 80% of IT planners repatriated -- or redistributed -- workloads between 2017 and 2018 and planned to move half of their public cloud applications to private or on-premises locations over the next two years. IDC also predicted that 75% of enterprises that use public cloud will also use a private cloud platform by 2020.

According to Virtual Instruments, more than 50 integrations for open source DevOps technologies covering middleware such as databases, messaging platforms, microservices, containers and cloud infrastructure services, like AWS Lambda, Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure VMs and Azure Load Balancer, will follow the acquisition.

Virtual Instruments' competitors in the infrastructure monitoring tools market include Nagios and ScienceLogic. Nagios offers AWS and cloud monitoring capabilities; ScienceLogic also offers a single platform to monitor enterprises' multi-cloud environments.

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