I never saw this acquisition coming:
“The addition of OPNET establishes Riverbed as the clear leader in the high-growth and converging application and network performance management markets,” said Jerry Kennelly, Chairman and CEO at Riverbed. “This acquisition also transforms Riverbed into a billion dollar revenue company.”
“Riverbed and OPNET have natural synergies,” said Marc Cohen, OPNET’s Chairman and CEO. “Riverbed’s leadership in accelerating business technology combined with OPNET’s industry-leading suite of APM products provides customers with a single solution for monitoring, troubleshooting and actually fixing the application and network performance problems challenging them today.”
I wonder what that will mean for OPNET’s products. Will they be continued? They have some great products, not only on the APM side, but also on the Networking side, which I find more interesting. We can only wait and see.
I have known Riverbed ever since they were a startup with network optimization appliances. They have grown their portfolio very well selling to multiple verticals. This is a company that deserves to be successful and I can only congratulate them with this success.