Today\u2019s business and IT realities demand a digital-first model. That\u2019s why more and more of our customers are accelerating towards remote-work infrastructures, cloud-first solutions, and workloads that are closer to users and devices.\nIn this modern architecture, where cloud-based applications and services have become the de facto method of how services are delivered and consumed, end-to-end visibility into the supply chain that impacts the digital experience has become mission critical.\nThat\u2019s why Cisco acquired ThousandEyes. The cloud and Internet intelligence technology that ThousandEyes delivers provides unprecedented visibility from user to application, SaaS and cloud-based services that are so critical to business but lie outside enterprises\u2019 direct control.\nThe good news is that by combining ThousandEyes\u2019 solutions with Cisco\u2019s global networking expertise and ground-breaking automation products, we can scale these capabilities to reach a vast user base. Together with other Cisco services like AppDynamics and Meraki, IT will be empowered as never before.\nAs organizations gain agility, IT has lost visibility\nWhile the cloud is an essential enabler of agility and scale, the third-party performance that IT teams now rely on as they transition to as-a-service solutions causes them to lose that critical ability to visualize, predict, and control operational behavior. The result is often a chaotic and unmanageable IT environment that makes issue resolution a time-consuming ordeal that can potentially have a massive impact on customer experience, brand reputation, and revenue.\nThousandEyes\u2019 technology is all about expanding that visibility, and that\u2019s the power we\u2019re putting in the hands of our customers. Legacy monitoring systems simply cannot see past an organization\u2019s four walls, but ThousandEyes\u2019 technology combines network and application synthetic monitoring, end user experience monitoring, BGP route feeds, and Internet and cloud outage detection to track performance data and quickly get to the root cause of downtime.\nCloud and Internet networks have truly become an extension of today\u2019s enterprise networks, and while IT teams may not own the underlying infrastructure, they\u2019re still responsible for any issues that impact the digital delivery of applications and services to customers and employees.\nInternet intelligence technology is the path forward\nAs the pandemic has shown, digital agility is everything. And that trend will only continue. Cloud-based apps and as-a-service solutions enable more and more organizations to scale fast and adapt to sudden challenges, as well as opportunities.\nTo me, it\u2019s all about empowerment. Cloud provides organizations with exciting new ways to serve their customers, students, or citizens. But the more they depend on those services, the more they need to address the additional complexity they bring and prevent downtime. The combination of Cisco and ThousandEyes will enable deeper and broader visibility to minimize deficiencies and optimize performance -- across all networks and applications.\nCommunication and technology are both key to enabling inclusive recovery. And that\u2019s our direction at Cisco. We want to bring the most powerful solutions to the most people in even the most underserved places. ThousandEyes will be a big part of that. By offering deep internet visibility to just about any organization that needs it, we can ensure that all the advantages of the cloud remain effective and uninterrupted for all.