TX and SWEDEN – June 18, 2014 – SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI),
a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management
today announced the acquisition of Pingdom, a leading provider of website monitoring and
performance management solutions. The acquisition of Pingdom will allow SolarWinds to expand beyond its traditional
on-premise IT Management stronghold to support the evolution of performance
management from on-premise IT, to IT as a Service, and to IT in the Cloud.
In the rapidly emerging Cloud era,
complex technologies and application architectures are creating new challenges
in developing and managing the availability of business-critical application
These applications – including the
platforms (web, mobile, Cloud) on which they operate – have a level of
interdependence and complexity not experienced before.
the average user’s expectation that websites, mobile apps and SaaS-based
applications will perform within 3-5 seconds, failure to meet this
“requirement” risks abandonment.
an app is slow, the user experience quickly becomes unacceptable, the business’
productivity comes to a screeching halt, and revenue can be lost. SLOW IS THE NEW DOWN.
“As the mantra for web and
applications operations teams moves from ensuring the basic availability of IT
infrastructure to delivering performance management for critical application
capabilities to end-users, the need for comprehensive performance management
products increases,” said Kevin Thompson, CEO and President, SolarWinds. “Based
on the feedback we have received from more than 150,000 customers, we know that
web applications are becoming ubiquitous and increasingly critical to their
businesses. We, as a key partner in solving performance issues, need to move
with them through this transition.”
“We share SolarWinds’ vision of the evolution and
development of the Web, web application and mobile application environments in
support of business-critical processes,” said Sam Nurmi, CEO, Pingdom.
“Comprehensive web app monitoring enables those responsible for web
environments to sort through and analyze the vast amount of data created by
websites, mobile and web applications, and the technology and infrastructure on
which they depend. Access
to the right information, delivered in real time, is the difference between
reacting to business and driving the business.”
believes that IT organizations of all sizes will continue to manage existing
on-premise infrastructure as they move to rapidly implement new technologies.
As such, they will need the same level of easy to use and affordable management
products to get a top to bottom view of business-critical applications.
The individuals responsible for
managing these web app environments must answer critical questions in order to
maintain performance and availability. Who are my application users? Are they
getting the experience they expect? Where are they experiencing lag and why?
Where is the problem?
Pingdom, a leader in the website
monitoring and performance market, is dedicated
to making the web faster and more reliable by creating easy to use tools and
services for website and web application owners, regardless of who they are,
where they are and their size.
on the strength of the Pingdom® product, more than 500,000 users
worldwide, including some of the biggest brands in the world, entrust their web
performance to Pingdom.
level of visibility SolarWinds and Pingdom together can provide
through their product offerings enables web and application operations teams by
proactively identifying and addressing problems before they affect the
approach to solving performance management for on-premise IT will extend to how
we approach web application management and, eventually, Cloud management. We
will continue to give users the ability to solve a specific management problem
or use a combination of integrated products to get a top to bottom view of the
application environment and the supporting infrastructure, regardless of where
it lives. Based on Pingdom’s transactional business model and
commitment to product usability, we believe that it is the right partner for
SolarWinds as we extend our leadership in solving these emerging performance
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release contains "forward-looking" statements, which are subject to
the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995, including statements regarding the opportunities presented for SolarWinds
by the acquisition and its ability to leverage those opportunities, the ability
of SolarWinds to integrate the acquisition successfully and SolarWinds approach
to solving performance management issues
in web application management and, eventually, Cloud management. These forward-looking
statements are based on management's beliefs and assumptions and on information
currently available to management. Forward-looking statements include all
statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by terms such as
“will,” “continues,” ”believes,” “intends” or similar expressions and the
negatives of those terms. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown
risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results,
performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results,
performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking
statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include,
but are not limited to, the following: (a) the inability to generate
significant volumes of sales leads from Internet search engines, marketing
campaigns and traffic to our websites; (b) the inability to expand our sales
operations effectively; (c) the inability to increase sales to existing
customers and to attract new customers; (d) SolarWinds' ability to
successfully identify, complete, and integrate acquisitions; (e) the
possibility that general economic conditions or uncertainty cause information
technology spending to be reduced or purchasing decisions to be delayed; and (f) such
other risks and uncertainties described more fully in documents filed with or
furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Form 10-K
for the year ended December 31, 2013 filed on February 14, 2014. All
information provided in this release is as of the date hereof and SolarWinds
undertakes no duty to update this information except as required by
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and
affordable IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune 500
enterprises to small businesses. In all of our market areas, our approach is
consistent. We focus exclusively on IT Pros and strive to eliminate the
complexity that they have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise
software vendors. SolarWinds delivers on this commitment with unexpected simplicity through products that are
easy to find, buy, use and maintain while providing the power to address any IT
management problem on any scale. Our solutions are rooted in our deep
connection to our user base, which interacts in our thwack® online community to solve
problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our
product development process. Learn more today at http://www.solarwinds.com.
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only for identification purposes and may be or are intellectual property of
their respective companies.
Pingdom is a website and
performance monitoring company dedicated to make the web faster and more
reliable. We do this by creating easy to use and powerful tools and services
for website owners. With Pingdom, customers are the first to know of any issues
with their website, DNS, email server, or any other infrastructure they choose
to monitor. Pingdom alerts customers of any issues so that they can focus on
their daily business. The platform allows customers to easily and quickly set
up monitoring without all the technical work normally involved. All that is
needed is a URL, Pingdom will take care of the rest. Learn more about Pingdom
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