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News Releases VMware Announces Intent to Acquire Nyansa

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), today announced its intent to acquire Nyansa, Inc. (“knee-ans-sah”), a fast-growing innovator of AI-based network analytics. Nyansa will enable VMware to deliver an end-to-end network visibility, monitoring and remediation solution within VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud that can proactively predict client problems, optimize application and network performance and better assure the behavior of critical IoT devices. The addition of Nyansa’s AI/ML capabilities to VMware’s existing network and security portfolio will make it easier for customers to operate and troubleshoot the Virtual Cloud Network and further VMware’s ability to enable Self-Healing Networks.

“The acquisition of Nyansa will accelerate VMware’s delivery of end-to-end monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities for LAN/WAN deployments within our industry-leading SD-WAN solution,” said Sanjay Uppal, vice president and general manager, VeloCloud Business Unit, VMware. “Nyansa is a proven solution that solves many of the shortcomings of today’s vendor-specific solutions. Nyansa currently analyzes user network traffic from more than 20 million client devices across thousands of customer sites at companies including Tesla, Uber, Lululemon, Rooms To Go, GE Healthcare, SF International Airport, Stanford, Northeast Georgia Healthcare System and many others.”

“Joining forces with VMware provides an amazing platform for Nyansa to continue executing on the vision of a new networking paradigm: an analytic-powered and software-defined virtual cloud network that connects clients to containers in dynamic and distributed enterprises,” said Abe Ankumah, chief executive officer, Nyansa. “Nyansa and VMware are perfectly aligned in technology, products and culture. Following the close of the acquisition, we will continue to advance our AI-driven multi-vendor network analytics platform and double-down on end-to-end user experience and IoT operational assurance.”

SD-WAN is a transformational approach to simplifying branch office networking, enabling optimal application performance, and accelerating cloud adoption. Unlike traditional wide-area networks, SD-WAN delivers increased network agility and with lower costs. As SD-WAN is becoming the de facto connectivity and security platform for distributed enterprises, the overall scope of SD-WAN solutions continues to expand. Customers are now looking for a single platform to provide visibility into network and application performance not only across the WAN, but into the wired/wireless local area network, and back out to the cloud and on premises data centers.

Nyansa Voyance is a vendor-agnostic, cloud-based AIOps platform. The solution consolidates key functionality within conventional network monitoring tools into a single, multifunction analytics platform to deliver visibility into and behavioral analysis of critical device performance across the entire infrastructure. Consolidating network infrastructure monitoring into Voyance dramatically simplifies the way network staff, engineers and architects plan, deploy, and manage the evolving enterprise edge, and can significantly reduce the cost and complexity of managing enterprise networks. With Voyance, organizations can automate the end-to-end analysis and correlation of critical infrastructure data to improve the productivity, performance and security of critical devices on the wired and wireless network.

The transaction is expected to close in VMware's fiscal Q1 FY2021, subject to customary closing conditions. This acquisition is not expected to have a material impact on fiscal 2021 operating results.

Additional Resources

Learn more about the value to customers of VMware and Nyansa in this blog from Sanjay Uppal

Read this blog from Nyansa founders

Learn more about VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud

Read about VMware’s vision for the Virtual Cloud Network

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About VMware
VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s compute, cloud, mobility, networking and security offerings provide a dynamic and efficient digital foundation to over 500,000 customers globally, aided by an ecosystem of 75,000 partners. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, this year VMware celebrates twenty years of breakthrough innovation benefiting business and society. For more information, please visit https://www.vmware.com/company.html.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding VMware's intention to acquire Nyansa, Inc.; the expected benefits of the acquisition; the potential impact of the acquisition on FY21 operating results; and the expected complementary nature and strategic advantages of combined offerings and opportunities after close. These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) the ability of the parties to satisfy closing conditions to the acquisition on a timely basis or at all; (ii) market conditions, regulatory requirements and other corporate considerations that could affect the timing and closing conditions to the acquisition; (iii) the possibility that the acquisition does not close; (iv) risks related to the ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the proposed acquisition, including the possibility that the expected benefits from the proposed acquisition will not be realized or not realized within the expected time frame; (v) the ability to successfully integrate acquired companies and assets into VMware; (vi) the risk of litigation or regulatory actions related to the proposed acquisition; (vii)  VMware's customers' ability to accept emerging technology and to transition to new products and computing strategies; (viii) changes to product and service development timelines; (ix) VMware's ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (x) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; and (xi) changes in VMware's financial condition. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this blog, are based on current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect as well as other risks detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including VMware's most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that we may file from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. VMware assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

Media Contact:
Roger T. Fortier
VMware Global Communications
Phone: 408-348-1569
[email protected]

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