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Radar for Application Performance Management (APM) for Cloud Services: Q1 2012, 18 Cloud-Ready APM Solutions

  • ID: 2133936
  • Report
  • January 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 94 Pages
  • Enterprise Management Associates
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This 2012 EMA Application Performance Management (APM) Radar explores the challenges of managing applications hosted in the public, private, or hybrid Cloud. It focuses on the issues IT organizations are encountering in terms of managing Cloud environments and provides in-depth analysis of solutions that can help solve them. Cloud is changing the structure of IT organizations and making inroads on traditional on-premise application hosting models. This, in turn, shapes design decisions and product investments by APM vendors.

EMA sees this as an early-stage market with vendors adding Cloud-focused products and features at a furious pace. In developing this Radar Report, EMA engaged eighteen top providers of APM solutions in a detailed analysis of the scope and capabilities of their offerings. These solutions represent a rich cross-section of the IT management tools landscape, ranging from small to very large, from pure software to appliance- and SaaS- based, and from point products to extensive multi-component/multi-function suites. EMA's intent in producing this report is to give businesses seeking Cloud-ready APM solutions a starting point from which to develop a "short list" of potential solutions, based on their own specific requirements.

Although this is still an early market, the vendors included in this report all have distinctive capabilities for managing private, public, or hybrid Cloud environments, and can deliver significant value to companies of virtually any size or in any industry.
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Executive Summary

Introduction and Methodology

Vendors Covered by this Report

APM: Evolving with the Cloud

The Problem Set: Cloud-specific APM Challenges

Management versus Monitoring

Minimum Criteria
Ideal Criteria


Cost Efficiency
Cost Advantage

Product Strength
Architecture and Integration

Vendor Strength

EMA Radar Maps for Application Performance Management

Multi Component/Suite Solutions
Vendors and Solutions Profiled
General Findings
Value Leaders
Strong Value

Point Solutions
Vendors and Solutions Profiled
General Findings
Value Leaders
Strong Value

Exceptional Characteristics: Awards
AppDynamics: Best Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Automation
Aternity: Most Comprehensive Endpoint Diagnostics
eG Innovations: Best Private Cloud Coverage
HP: Most Comprehensive and Real-Time Service Model
IBM: Best Cloud Vision and Design
OPNET: Best Overall Automation

APM Vendor Profiles: Multi-Component/Suite Solutions
CA Technologies APM Suite Profile
Compuware Gomez® Profile
Correlsense SharePath Profile
eG Innovations eG Enterprise Suite Profile
Hewlett-Packard (HP) APM Profile
IBM Tivoli Application Performance Management Solution Profile
Nastel AutoPilot Profile
OPNET APM Xpert™ Profile
OpTier CloudFirst Profile
Quest Foglight Profile
SolarWinds Profile

APM Vendor Profiles: Point Solutions
AppDynamics Pro Profile
AppFirst Profile
Aternity Profile
INETCO Insight Profile
Netuitive Profile
New Relic Profile
Splunk Profile
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