EMA Identifies Top Cloud-Ready Application Performance Management (APM) Solutions

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New EMA Radar Report™ examines 18 leading Cloud-ready APM products from the end-user perspective.

I believe this EMA Radar Report is unique because it specifically addresses APM capabilities supporting public, private, and hybrid Cloud.

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, today announced the release of its newest Radar Report titled, EMA Radar Report™: Application Performance Management (APM) for Cloud Services: 18 Cloud-Ready APM Solutions Available TODAY.

Created to assist IT professionals in selecting the right APM solutions to manage their public, private, and hybrid Cloud applications and services, EMA has identified the leading vendors in this space based on key criteria identified by related EMA APM research.

Over the past 10 to 15 years, the complexities involved in APM have multiplied exponentially. As applications have moved off monolithic hosting platforms and on to increasingly tiered and integrated systems, monitoring and managing end-to-end execution have become increasingly problematic. Widespread adoption of Cloud computing introduces additional complexity and signals a paradigm shift in enterprise computing that is impacting vendors and customers alike.

This new research explores these challenges in more depth. It focuses on the issues IT organizations are encountering in terms of managing Cloud environments—public, private, and hybrid— and provides in-depth analysis of a variety of potential solutions that can help solve them.

"IT organizations are telling us that ‘Cloud-readiness’ has become a key factor in developing Requests for Proposal (RFPs), says Julie Craig, EMA Research Director. “I believe this report is unique because it specifically addresses APM capabilities supporting public, private, and hybrid Cloud. Our intent in publishing it is to give IT organizations a starting point for identifying a ‘short list’ of product selections, based on their specific applications, platforms, and management challenges.”

The results identify key capabilities and highlight characteristics that are summarized in a detailed market map and Radar Chart. This format makes it simple to see how vendors measure up in terms of capabilities, as well as against other vendors.

The following criteria were the major factors used to evaluate APM solutions:

  • Deployment and Administration: Ease of deployment/administration and breadth of support/services
  • Cost Advantage: Overall cost efficiency, including price, breadth of licensing and deployment options, and ongoing maintenance
  • Architecture and Integration: Design and breadth of capabilities, scalability, and security features
  • Functionality: Features supporting applications running in/on private, public, and hybrid Cloud environments. .

This Radar Report provides a detailed, comparative study of products from the following 18 vendors: AppDynamics, AppFirst, Aternity, CA Technologies, Compuware, Correlsense, eG Innovations, HP, IBM, INETCO, Nastel, Netuitive, New Relic, OPNET, OpTier, Quest, SolarWinds and Splunk.

The complete EMA Radar Report™ for Application Performance Management (APM) for Cloud Services: 18 Cloud-Ready APM Solutions Available TODAY is available online.

The summary version is available for free online.

A free Webinar providing highlights of this report will be on February 7, 2012. Abstract and registration are available online.

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, 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, and a comprehensive analyst write-up on each vendor.

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 blogs.enterprisemanagement.com. You can also follow EMA on Twitter or on EMA on Facebook.


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