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Aspecto Joins The SmartBear Family

Aspecto Joins SmartBear

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We are thrilled to share that Aspecto has been acquired by SmartBear, a leading provider of software development and testing tools, to extend its end-to-end visibility across the software development lifecycle. 

Shared Mission 

As an OpenTelemetry pioneer, Aspecto has been on a mission to provide its users with a best-in-class OpenTelemetry and tracing experience that allows developers to identify and troubleshoot errors and performance bottlenecks in modern microservice-based architectures.  

Our solution has been helping developers search for and visualize any transaction from front-end to back-end, reduce telemetry cost at scale, and correlate traces with logs and metrics for end-to-end observability. 

Now, as a part of SmartBear, we are excited to extend our capabilities further and help developers build higher quality and more stable applications for their end-users. 

Our joint goal is to build a developer-first observability platform.

SmartBear’s market-leading error monitoring and app stability solution, combined with Aspecto’s advanced distributed tracing capabilities, will provide developers with a refined set of integrated tools to identify and fix end-user-impacting issues more quickly.  

Forever Committed to OpenTelemetry 

At Aspecto, we invest heavily in driving, contributing, and defining the OpenTelemetry project and community. We have developed a control plane for organizations looking to deploy and manage OpenTelemetry-based observability projects, enabling them to scale OTel infrastructure securely and cost-effectively.  

As part of SmartBear, we will continue to support and promote the rise of OpenTelemetry as a telemetry standard for modern, cloud-native applications. 

What Does This Mean for The Aspecto Users? 

Most importantly, Aspecto isn’t going anywhere! Our OTel-based distributed tracing platform will continue to serve customers. In short, the Aspecto brand will remain the same and our platform will continue to grow and improve — it’s business as usual.  

We are fully committed to ensuring that you can continue using the Aspecto platform without any disruption or inconvenience and receive the same level of support as always. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. 

The Future 

We believe that by bringing together SmartBear and Aspecto’s expertise, we will deliver significant value to our users. We are excited about the upcoming launch of SmartBear’s end-user performance monitoring functionality, which will provide deep insights into the performance of mobile, web, and server-side apps in OpenTelemetry format. 

We want to thank our community for their support and trust in us. With SmartBear, we are confident in our ability to continue providing our users with innovative solutions to improve their software development processes. 

Thank you for being a part of our journey.

The Aspecto Team

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