Cisco’s application performance management unit, AppDynamics, has rolled out a new solution adding AIOps to its offer. The new suite of tools, Cognition Engine, infuses the Business Transaction data model underpinning the AppDynamics APM services with machine learning algorithms to run diagnostics and automate root-cause analysis, according to a company press release. Additionally, AppDynamics has fulfilled an earlier ambition to integrate metrics drawn from Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), the software-defined networking (SDN) that Cisco is now embedding into all its networking equipment. “Cognition Engine represents an ambitious effort based on machine learning algorithms and predictive analytics to create a central nervous system for IT spanning applications, infrastructure and the network. The days when applications and infrastructure were managed in isolation are now coming to an end,” said Matt Chotin, senior director of technology strategy at AppDynamics.