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Cisco Snaps Up Singularity Networks to Bolster Network Automation Unit

February 05, 2019 / Carl Weinschenk

Cisco has agreed to acquire Singularity Networks, a company that monitors, collects, and analyzes service provider, web company, and enterprise networks. As the amount of data traversing a network explodes, even small changes and adjustments mean a lot. Finding and remediating problems is the highest profile task. Network automation platforms also identify hidden efficiencies, provide data for network planning, and determine how applications can work better. Building infrastructure that continually monitors the network to find these flaws and areas for improvement is vital – but increasingly challenging as demand grows and virtualized and cloud-based platforms proliferate. Vendors, service providers, and their ecosystems naturally are throwing a lot of money at this challenge. Some of Cisco’s money is going to Singularity, which now is a private company based in Lone Tree, Colorado.