Texas-based IT management company SolarWinds has bought virtualisation software provider Hyper9 for an undisclosed sum.
The acquisition adds virtualisation control systems to SolarWinds' offerings as the company looks to become a full service software management provider.
"The past couple of years have brought about significant changes in the IT management market," said Kevin Thompson, president of SolarWinds.
"For most users, the current crop of management offerings in application performance management and virtualisation management don't cut it."
SolarWinds also announced a new tool for its existing software suite, Application Performance Monitor. The software checks applications in Windows, Linux and Unix environments, and can speed up performance by eliminating extraneous code and blocks.
"The pace of technology change is forcing system administrators and other IT users to search for purpose-built solutions that can actually solve their problems and make the job of managing their IT environment easier," Thompson said.
Application Performance Monitor costs $2,495 (£1,560) including one year of maintenance. A 30-day trial offer has been set up to promote the new code.
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