BlueCat Networks announced that it has acquired which network management solutions provider, Men&Mice for an undisclosed amount. The company believes Men&Mice’s industry-recognized IP address management (IPAM) and orchestration solution, Micetro, will strengthen BlueCat’s position as a DDI industry leader and further extends BlueCat’s mid-market offerings.
BlueCat’s enhanced portfolio addresses the complex requirements of multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, and on-premises environments, which are central to transformation strategies across mid-market and enterprise organizations.
Global demand for DDI management, which provides the core services that direct traffic and enable communication across the network, has increased. A 2022 Future Marketing Insights report projected that the global DDI market would grow by 17% per year, reaching almost $10 billion (USD) by 2032. Digital transformation initiatives are driving this demand as enterprises shift applications to the cloud and deploy infrastructure as code.As organizations evolve, many use an IPAM solution that also overlays disparate DNS and DHCP solutions to gain visibility, management, and control of their on-premises and cloud environments. Research in 2022 from Enterprise Management Associates revealed that a significant percentage of organizations use an overlay strategy to manage DNS and DHCP from the IPAM environment.
“No matter your size or your stage of network modernization, BlueCat manages DDI across a broad range of environments, with advanced automation, analytics, and security features to simplify network management and performance,” said Stephen Devito, Chief Executive Officer at BlueCat. “We welcome Men&Mice to the BlueCat family and look forward to Micetro’s product evolution. Men&Mice shares BlueCat’s commitment to customer success and a culture of innovation.”
“BlueCat is the right step for the continued growth of Men&Mice and the acquisition recognizes the impact of the employees who helped build and support Micetro and the customers who invested in it,” said Men&Mice Chief Executive Officer Magnus Bjornsson. “We’re committed to supporting our customers and look forward to creating more value in the market.”