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Splunk has acquired Flowmill, a Palo-Alto based cloud network observability company with expertise in network performance monitoring (NPM).

With this acquisition, Splunk further expands its existing observability capabilities. The aim is to enable customers to ingest, analyze and take action on additional cloud network and infrastructure data to resolve network-related issues, optimize network performance and reduce network costs.

Flowmill will complement Splunk’s recent acquisitions of Plumbr and Rigor, giving customers the ability to address every application performance monitoring (APM), digital enterprise monitoring (DEM) and NPM need across all types of applications and infrastructures.

“Flowmill’s innovative NPM solution provides real-time observability into network behavior and performance of distributed cloud applications, leveraging extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) technologies,” said Tim Tully, chief technology officer, Splunk.

eBPF is a critical component for full-stack observability. It enables broad visibility into interactions between applications, networks and other infrastructure elements.

Jonathan Perry, founder and CEO, Flowmill, added: “We’re thrilled to join Splunk and bring eBPF, next-generation NPM to the Splunk Observability Suite.”

The acquisition is expected to close during Splunk’s fiscal fourth quarter.

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