EMA Application-Aware Network Performance Management (ANPM) Radar Report Guides End-Users in ANPM Solution Selection

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New EMA Radar Report™ examines 20 industry-leading Application-Aware Network Performance Management (ANPM) products for enterprises

Application-Aware Network Performance Management Radar Report: Illuminating the Pipes

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, today announced the release of its newest EMA Radar Report™ titled, EMA Radar™ for Application-Aware Network Performance Management (ANPM) Q3 2010. Created to assist IT professionals in selecting the right network performance management products, the EMA ANPM Radar Report identifies the leading vendors in this space based on key criteria defined by EMA Research Director, Network Management, Jim Frey.

“The application-aware network performance management sector is remarkably crowded. Many management technology providers are adding ANPM capabilities into broader suites of capabilities, but there are still several standalone vendors purely focused on the space, as well as a steady stream of new entrants. This report puts the various offerings and options into perspective based on the underlying technologies, the practical applications, as well as the cost to procure, deploy, and administer these solutions.”

In measuring ANPM solutions, the following major product/solution strength factors were evaluated:
1. Architecture and Scalability – breadth of network/application technologies and size of environments supported
2. Cross-functional Capabilities – depth of support for both engineering (capacity planning) and operations (monitoring and troubleshooting)
3. Advanced Analytics – features for accelerating analysis and intelligently interpreting large volumes of metrics and data
4. Collaboration – user interface and reporting tools for sharing information with IT peer groups as well as served customers
5. Integration – ability to share events and data with other IT management systems

The complete EMA Radar™ for Application-Aware Network Performance Management (ANPM) Q3 2010 is available online for $795 at http://www.enterprisemanagement.com/research/asset.php?id=1800

The free summary is available online at http://www.enterprisemanagement.com/research/asset.php?id=1801

A free Webinar will highlight key findings from the report. The full abstract and registration for “Application-Aware Network Performance Management Radar Report: Illuminating the Pipes” is available at: http://www.enterprisemanagement.com/research/asset.php?id=1785

About the EMA Radar Report
The EMA Radar Report delivers an in-depth analysis of industry-leading vendors and vendor products, including their overall market position in comparison with other vendors. This information is laid out in an easy-to-decipher, detailed Radar Chart - which includes the composite score for each vendor – making it simple to see how vendors measure up in the market, as well as against other vendors. The EMA Radar report also provides a detailed discussion of methodology and criteria, a high-level market segment overview, a comprehensive analyst write-up on each vendor, as well as an evaluation of software products based on five key dimensions: Ease of Deployment and Administration, Cost Advantage, Architecture and Integration, Functionality, and Vendor Strength.

About EMA
Founded in 1996, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is a leading industry analyst firm that provides deep insight across the full spectrum of IT and data management technologies. EMA analysts leverage a unique combination of practical experience, insight into industry best practices, and in-depth knowledge of current and planned vendor solutions to help its clients achieve their goals. Learn more about EMA research, analysis, and consulting services for enterprise line of business users, IT professionals and IT vendors at http://www.enterprisemanagement.com or follow EMA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ema_research.

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