ITRS Group Acquires Sumerian

ITRS Group  has acquired capacity management firm, Sumerian. The move comes after a successful nine-month partnership with Sumerian and the development of ITRS Insights Capacity Planner.

Sumerian’s software complements ITRS’ product suite. The technology takes large-scale data from ITRS’ Geneos – and other monitoring tools – into a powerful predictive analytics engine, which recommends optimisations, uses machine learning to predict future issues, and quantifies business risks through best in class scenario modelling. This is an increasingly important function for customers who have to manage ever more complex technology estates, and make more efficient use of IT resources according to business priorities and expected future demand.

Guy Warren, CEO at ITRS, said: “Customers need to avoid downtime from over-used capacity, and save money by spotting under-used resources. Capacity Planner addresses both of these issues. For financial institutions, in many jurisdictions it is a regulatory requirement to be able to report your business capacity, including in a disaster recovery fail over situation. Incorporating Sumerian’s Application Demand Modelling will allow ITRS to support exactly these needs, taking advantage of a capacity management market which is expected to grow from US$600 million in 2018 to over US$1.5 billion by 2023.”

Sumerian CEO, Peter Duffy added: “ITRS’ strengths and credibility in the industry, alongside our technologically advanced systems will mean customers can access sophisticated capacity models based on machine learning and advanced analytics. This will not only optimise costs for in-house and cloud estates but prevent capacity and performance issues in a market where the financial and reputational costs of outages are more damaging than ever.  In the future, this integration with richer data sets from Geneos will enable us to develop more powerful predictive and prescriptive analytics capabilities for our customers.”

The management team of Sumerian are staying with the company and will assist to manage the transition. Initially, Sumerian will continue to be run by Peter Duffy and his team, while integrating various functions into the appropriate parts of ITRS. Sumerian Capacity Planner will be rebranded into ITRS Insights Capacity Planner in due course.