Hewelett Packard Enterprise Acquires South African Startup, Cape

By  |  March 28, 2018

Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE, in a news release, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Cape Town and San Francisco based Cape Networks. It is said to become a part of Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company and will expand Aruba’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered networking capabilities with a sensor-based service assurance solution that gives customers a simple, proactive, and network-agnostic tool for measuring and monitoring SaaS, application, and network services. The transaction is expected to close late March or early April 2018.

“Since founding Cape Networks in 2014, we’ve had tremendous success with enterprise customers around the world with our sensor-based service assurance solution,” said David Wilson, Founder of Cape Networks. “Our solution directly complements the industry-leading Aruba NetInsight solution and will help extend Aruba’s leadership and contribute to Aruba’s continued growth.”

The startup had been awarded Best Wi-Fi Startup of 2017 at Wi-Fi NOW Europe at in the Netherlands. The solution developed by the startup which was founded as Asimmetric, facilitates enterprises to measure and manage end-user Wi-Fi experience.

Due to the proliferation of mobile, cloud and IoT, the need to diagnose end-user application availability and performance of mission-critical services has become essential for business success. By applying a sensor-based and network agnostic approach to service assurance, Cape Networks proactively tests the availability and performance of services and applications, alerting IT professionals of issues before they impact the user or the business.  Cape Networks delivers easy-to-use insights with a simple and intuitive dashboard that helps eliminate the guesswork for IT.

“Cape Networks strengthens and further differentiates the Aruba Mobile First Architecture with a simple and intuitive, yet powerful, approach to optimizing the end-user experience,” said Partha Narasimhan, CTO for Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.

To help IT organizations enhance the user experience and ensure business resilience as they continue to adopt mobility, IoT, and cloud, Aruba has introduced NetInsight, an artificial intelligence (AI) based analytics and assurance solution for optimizing network performance.

To deliver a wide variety of proven digital workplace productivity and enterprise IoT solutions, Aruba has furthered its ArubaEdge Technology Partner Program, adding smart digital workplace partners AccelTex, HPE Pointnext, Lunera, Patrocinium and SpaceIQ to a list that already includes Envoy, Robin, and Teem.




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