ServiceNow has announced that it is acquiring data management company Sweagle. According to ServiceNow, this acquisition will help the company bolster its DevOps and IT Operation Management capabilities. 

“With capabilities for configuration data management from Sweagle, we will empower DevOps teams to deliver application and infrastructure changes more rapidly while reducing risk,” said RJ Jainendra, vice president and general manager of DevOps and IT Business Management at ServiceNow. “Sweagle also brings deep DevOps talent to ServiceNow. Both founders are pioneers in configuration data management, and we are honored to have this talent join our team as we continue to help customers compete and win in a digital economy.” 

According to ServiceNow, companies often have to sort through 50,000 or more configuration data items for a single application. As a result of this addition to ServiceNow’s portfolio, customers will be able to more quickly and confidently deploy applications. 

Customers will also be able to use machine learning to identify and stop misconfigurations that could cause production outages. 

“Today, configuration data is as important as having good code – and this is the foundation that Sweagle was built on,” said Mark Verstockt, CEO and co‑founder of Sweagle. “We are proud to join ServiceNow as it continues to enable digital transformation and drive customer success. Every day something goes wrong in a company related to bad configuration data. Together, we can help customers deliver higher‑quality applications without the need for manual work, all while reducing cost.”