Partnership and synergy
SMT and Cisco have recently entered into a partnership and the obvious question is of course how SMT and Cisco came together in the analytics area. Crielaars: “Before AppDynamics was acquired by Cisco, SMT was already a partner of AppDynamics. So, when Cisco was looking for a partner to move on with AppDynamics, continuing the relationship with SMT was an obvious choice. And as the combination of AppDynamics, with a tool like Splunk, can also provide added value, the match between Cisco and SMT is almost self-evident.”
Asked about the degree of overlap between products like Splunk, AppDynamics and Tetration, Crielaars continues: “The products are mostly complementary and it is becoming increasingly interesting to use the combined products. This gives a synergistic effect. We have been able to generate a lot of insights for our customers that were previously unavailable. Insights that led to cost reduction and efficiency increase. The combination of tools now gives us even more opportunities, because you can correlate types of data from one single data platform, previously unthinkable. This provides possibilities for discovering obstacles in the infrastructure through Splunk, which can then be zoomed into at detail level by AppDynamics or Tetration.