We’ll be able to focus on building the best integration software product that will help the greatest number of enterprises realize the value of their IT operations investments.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) March 08, 2018
J9 Technologies announced today it intends to spin off its Professional Services and Value-Added Reseller (VAR) businesses, which will merge with Foulk Consulting in a transaction which is anticipated to close before the end of March. Going forward J9 will operate as StreamWeaver, focusing on its ground-breaking enterprise-grade integration platform for IT operations management (ITOM), OpStream.
OpStream allows IT organizations to quickly and easily connect their diverse ecosystem of ITOM tools. Companies with the most complex IT challenges use OpStream to create enterprise-class connections between their domain specific tools such as network monitoring, application performance management, database management, virtualization, cloud management, container management and others, with event management, advanced analytics, service management, log analytics, automation and big data software. OpStream helps Monitoring Managers save time and money by making establishing and maintaining these connections fast and painless.
“As a standalone software company, StreamWeaver will thrive in ways not possible as a part of a company that also includes the business of selling other vendor’s products – in the same way that I believe that the VAR and consulting business will blossom without being managed as part of a software company. We’ll be able to focus on building the best integration software product that will help the greatest number of enterprises realize the value of their IT operations investments. Plus, our channel focused go-to-market strategy will help us to bring this value to more companies worldwide by leveraging partners with the right expertise,” said Al Wasserberger, CEO of StreamWeaver.
J9 and Foulk have collaborated for over a decade, sharing some of the same clients and technology vendor partnerships, as well as a commitment to growing by consistently exceeding expectations for customer service. This will be a seamless transition for existing J9 customers as the J9 consulting and support teams and systems will stay intact, operating under the Foulk banner once the transaction closes. With this transaction, Foulk adds J9’s best-in-class enterprise ITOM capabilities to its established high caliber enterprise application development management (ADM) operation. Both J9’s and Foulk’s customer bases will now have the ability to work with consultants at the same elite level as they complete their journeys towards full-cycle DevOps IT models.
StreamWeaver will have a single-minded commitment to the OpStream product – speeding the development of new capabilities which our customers and OEM partners need. StreamWeaver will go to market through a network of channel partners who specialize in implementing the IT operations tools that OpStream connects, including of course Foulk Consulting, who will be among the premier partners for StreamWeaver. The StreamWeaver Channel Program, which will be announced shortly after the transaction closes, allows VARs who are experts in such tools as IBM Tivoli/Netcool, Micro Focus OpsBridge, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Splunk, Microsoft SCOM, Dynatrace, AppDynamics and many others, to profitably bring rapid enterprise-class integration to their clients.
“EMA research and consulting consistently reinforces the need for more accurate, timely, and complete data for a wide variety of use cases,” said Dennis Drogseth, VP, Enterprise Management Associates. “OpStream is uniquely positioned to become an industry game-changer as a data integration platform for operations -- supporting analytics for optimizing IT service delivery and performance. The decision of StreamWeaver to focus on development and product management, while engaging trusted partners, such as Foulk, to support its consulting needs, should accelerate OpStream’s marketplace acceptance, and in the end, provide better value for OpStream customers.”
“I’m excited about the new capabilities coming over from J9. We’ll now be able to provide solutions for both ADM and IT operations to help our clients to navigate the shift to DevOps,” said Ryan Foulk, President and CEO of Foulk.
StreamWeaver is the company behind OpStream, the software that enterprises with the most complex ITOM challenges rely on to integrate metrics, events, topology and log data between platforms that aren’t natively designed to work together -- enabling solutions which guarantee high availability and optimized performance of critical infrastructure and applications.
As the only enterprise grade integration solution for ITOM, OpStream makes it possible for all your monitoring data to be available to event management, advanced analytics, configuration management, automation/orchestration, service management and big data/visualization tools. With its wizard driven interface, OpStream provides quick and easy connections between existing software -- reducing integration times from months to days. http://www.streamweaver.com
About Foulk Consulting
Foulk Consulting Services (FCS) has more than 15 years of experience as a high caliber, industry leading services provider of application performance testing, monitoring, and management with a strong background in software quality assurance. Foulk Consulting leads large scale Software Development Life Cycle process assessments and improvement initiatives for many Fortune 500 companies. Foulk Consulting has also delivered in-depth presentations and training on software development and testing methodologies, process improvement initiatives, testing mobile and ERP systems along with developed and delivered lasting automated testing strategies. http://www.foulkconsulting.com
StreamWeaver: David Levy, David.Levy(at)streamweaver.com
Foulk Consulting: Sydney Smith, Sydney.Smith(at)foulkconsulting.com