BigPanda Changes Name to KingPanda
BigPanda makes bold move, inspired by the recent release of Godzilla vs. Kong
April 01, 2021
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BigPanda announced the company will be changing their name to KingPanda for the entire day.

That’s right. This is an April Fool’s joke and BigPanda is glad you joined in the fun.

“The world needs a good laugh right about now,” said Cari Jaquet, VP of Marketing at BigPanda. “The first day of April just gave us the perfect outlet.”

KingPanda …BigPanda will pick ten lucky winners who get a $25 Fandango gift card for playing along. Reach out to cari-jaquet@bigpanda.io to enter and win!

To prepare for the day, the marketing team at BigPanda researched the origin of April Fool’s and learned April 1 has a rich history around the world.

In France, April Fool’s Day is called Poisson d’Avril or April Fish. Similarly, in Italy, where it’s called Pesce d’Aprile. The most famous prank is to tape a paper fish on another person’s back, a tradition that can be traced all the way back to 1564.

Another famous example is from April 1 1957, when the BBC showed Swiss farmers picking spaghetti from trees. So many people called the station to ask where they could by the spaghetti plants that the BBC had to announce the program was a hoax.

In Brazil, the day is known as “o dia das mentiras,” which means the day of lies, or “dia dos bobos,” meaning day of fools. The day became popular for pranks in 1828, when a satirical paper, A Metira, published an article about the death of the emperor and founder of Brazil, Don Pedro. In its very last edition, the paper published a non-existent address telling its investors they could go there to receive money they were owed.

“Our prank is tame when compared to so many of the others we read about,” said Cari. “Best of all, if you are still reading this fake press release, reach out and we could be treating you to a movie.”

Why BigPanda

BigPanda keeps businesses running with AI that transforms IT data into insight and action. Without BigPanda, IT Ops, NOC, and DevOps teams struggle with manual and reactive incident response capabilities that are badly suited for the scale, complexity and velocity of modern IT environments. This results in painful outages, unhappy customers, growing IT headcount and the inability to focus on innovation.

BigPanda’s platform for Event Correlation and Automation, powered by AIOps, helps Fortune 500 enterprises such as Intel, Cisco, United, Abbott, Marriott and Expedia to prevent IT outages, lower costs and deliver incredible customer experiences. BigPanda helps organizations take a giant step towards Autonomous IT Operations by turning IT noise into insights and manual tasks into automated actions. BigPanda is backed by top-tier investors including Sequoia, Mayfield, Battery, Insight Partners and Greenfield Partners.

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