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October 7, 2009

Compuware to acquire privately-held Gomez for $295m

Plans to provide unified application performance management offering spanning enterprise-internet delivery chain

By CBR Staff Writer

Application performance management software company Compuware said that it has agreed to acquire privately-held web application management vendor Gomez for $295m. The deal is expected to be completed in November 2009.

With the addition of Gomez, which provides an on-demand platform to optimise the performance of web and mobile applications, Compuware expects to strengthen its position in the SaaS infrastructure management market.

Reportedly, the Gomez platform identifies business impacting issues by testing and measuring web applications from the ‘outside-in’ across all users, browsers, devices and geographies. The self-service Gomez platform integrates web load testing, web performance management, cross-browser testing, and web performance business analysis.

Bob Paul, president and chief operating officer of Compuware, said: Together, Compuware and Gomez provide the industry’s only unified Application Performance Management solution, spanning the enterprise and internet.

“For business and IT executives who are moving more business-critical applications onto the internet, Compuware can now offer unified visibility, isolation and resolution of application performance problems from the data centre to the customer. Competitive offerings only cover isolated portions of the enterprise-internet application delivery chain.

Up on completion of the transaction, Gomez 272 employees around the world, including the leadership team, are expected to remain with Compuware.

However, the completion of the transaction is subject to customary government approvals and the satisfaction of other customary conditions.

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