Splunk snaps up cloudy Flowmill

Splunk has acquired cloud network observability specialist Flowmill saying that its skills are a “core” priority for its future growth.

Splunk CTO Tim Tully said: “Splunk will continue to deliver on its vision to offer the world’s most comprehensive Observability Suite.¬†Observability technology is rapidly increasing in both sophistication and ability to help organizations revolutionise how they monitor their infrastructure and applications.”

Flowmill’s NPM solution provides real-time oversight into networks and the performance of distributed cloud applications.

Tully said what attracted Splunk to Flowmill is its “innovative approach” to cloud network performance monitoring.

“Flowmill uses extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) technologies‚ĶA valuable, underutilised data source that is encountered in all cloud-native use cases and much easier to access than traditional networking data.”

Splunk previous two buys this year have also been geared towards strengthening the vendor’s Observability Technology Suite.

The company expects to complete its Flowmill acquisition by the end of its fiscal Q4 2021 in January.