Gartner Magic Quadrant 2016: Network Performance Monitoring & Diagnostics
A look at each network monitoring company. Pros and cons. Plus, some channel considerations.
Gartner Magic Quadrant Visionaries
Visionaries rankings sorted alphabetically…
- Gartner Strengths: “Integration and interoperability, such as the ability to identify business-relevant events and stream these directly to third-party systems such as Hadoop and Splunk, are differentiators. Modularity of overhauled product enables rapid delivery of new decoders, analytics and dashboard capabilities outside of the main development cycle, based on an agile development approach. Corvil’s licensing model is causing pricing disruption in the market space, with a separation of software pricing from the underlying hardware.”
- Gartner Cautions: “The company’s profile remains low, particularly from a marketing presence that limits lead- generation opportunities. Despite the recent improvements, the user interface remains geared to the network subject matter expert, limiting the speed of adoption and the appeal to those less technically proficient. SNMP and flow-based data source support remain comparatively weak.”
- ChannelE2E Spin: The company’s partner engagements typically involve technology companies like Cisco, Gigamon and more.
- Gartner Strengths: “The vendor offers a broad portfolio of complementary availability and performance monitoring products, with unique integration of products such as HP Network Automation. HPE’s product roadmap is compelling, and includes the monitoring of converged infrastructure, SDN and NFV frameworks, and leveraging IT operations analytics (ITOA) for analytics. Execution against this roadmap will be key. HP Services has a global presence with a strong reputation to implement and maintain its clients’ solutions.”
- Gartner Cautions: “With the history of organizational changes at HPE, customers continue to express concern over HPE’s direction and vision in the NPMD space. Product release cycle is slow, with multiple years between major releases of NNMi and RUM. End users have cited limitations in HPE’s ability to integrate with and export to third-party solutions outside of the HPE software ecosystem.”
- ChannelE2E Spin: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, created when Hewlett Packard Co. broke into two companies in 2015, has a solid track record in the channel. CEO Meg Whitman has restored channel commitment in the business, and HP Enterprise delivered surprisingly strong revenues in early 2016.
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