Catchpoint Invests to Advance API, Cloud Functions, and Microservices Monitoring
The acquisition of the technology assets of Thundra, Inc. will be integrated into Catchpoint’s Internet Performance Monitoring platform to enhance monitoring of Internet applications.
NEW YORK – April 18, 2023 – Catchpoint®, The Internet Resilience Company™, today announced the acquisition of the assets of Thundra.io, a pioneer in cloud monitoring, a move that strengthens Catchpoint’s Application Experience Solution with advanced microservices and API monitoring capabilities, both critical aspects of Internet Performance Monitoring (IPM).
Today’s applications are increasingly complex, distributed, and often dependent on third-party services accessed through APIs. Whether multi-cloud, serverless, or third-party, these application services must be reachable, performant, and reliable. Ensuring the availability and performance of cloud functions, microservices, and APIs is often critical to the operation of applications, systems, or even the business. Modern organizations need to build a competency around them in their quest to achieve Internet Resilience.
“API monitoring is becoming increasingly important for our customers, and many of them plan to invest in API, cloud functions, and microservices monitoring this year,” said Mehdi Daoudi, Chief Executive Officer, and co-founder of Catchpoint. “Incorporating Thundra.io’s powerful technology into Catchpoint’s IPM platform will propel us forward to deliver the important capabilities our customers need for today and the future.”
Today, Catchpoint provides API monitoring for critical applications, from manufacturing facilities to the APIs consumed by mobile devices and third-party services. The acquisition will enable Catchpoint to incorporate advanced technologies into the IPM platform in the coming months to offer what could be the most advanced cloud API monitoring capabilities in the market.
Thundra.io is well known for its serverless performance monitoring, real-time debugging, and their specific capabilities to optimize Lambda functions. These capabilities help DevOps teams achieve resiliency for modern, internet-native applications, ensuring their performance and reliability in the modern applications landscape.
Some of the existing capabilities Catchpoint plans to integrate into the IPM platform include:
- Lightweight, on-demand, proactive monitoring for modern internet-based applications
- Automatic discovery and mapping of serverless architecture
- Visual transaction diagram with latency issues and errors, function flow, and call tracing
- Support for modern technologies including Lambda, Node.js, Python, Java, Go, and .net
- Support for Open Telemetry data formats
As part of the acquisition, the existing Thundra.io team has joined Catchpoint and will be located at a newly established a center of excellence in Ankara, Turkey. The team will integrate and enhance the serverless and microservices monitoring capabilities within Catchpoint’s leading IPM platform. The team will also help accelerate the adoption of Open Telemetry in the IPM platform.
The combination of advanced microservices and API monitoring with the rest of the capabilities in the Internet Performance Monitoring platform provides IT teams with the most complete view of the Internet stack, enabling them to catch incidents before they become outages, and helping organizations achieve Internet Resilience.
About Catchpoint: Catchpoint is the Internet Resilience Company TM. The top online retailers, Global2000, CDNs, cloud service providers, and xSPs in the world rely on Catchpoint to increase their resilience by catching any issues in the Internet Stack before they impact their business. The Catchpoint platform offers synthetics, RUM, performance optimization, high fidelity data and flexible visualizations with advanced analytics. It leverages thousands of global vantage points (including inside wireless networks, BGP, backbone, last mile, endpoint, enterprise, ISPs and more) to provide unparalleled observability into anything that impacts your customers, workforce, networks, website performance, applications, and APIs.
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