The end user is at the center of converged "next generation" computing services that integrate cloud, mobility, and virtualization. The average workforce user relies on at least 3 devices per day. And the workforce relies on a whole set of applications which may or may not be under IT's control. The opportunity is clear. IT must manage all of these technologies in a seamless way to ensure they deliver excellent service. But if the opportunity is clear, so is the challenge to IT ...
Gartner has published a new Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring.
The APM market is defined by Gartner in the report as technologies that deliver the functionality outlined in Garter's 5 Dimensions of APM:
1. End-User Experience Monitoring
2. Runtime Application Architecture Discovery, Modeling and Display
3. User-Defined Transaction Profiling
4. Component Deep-Dive Monitoring in an Application Context
The Leaders in the market include BMC, Compuware, CA Technologies, IBM, Opnet and Quest. Additional Leaders, AppDynamics and New Relic, were new entries in the Magic Quadrant.
HP and Oracle are categorized as Visionaries.
ManageEngine, Nastel and Precise are named as Niche Players.
And Microsoft is the only company listed as a Challenger.
This year, Gartner required vendors to offer all of the 5 Dimensions of APM, as well as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) option to be included in the Magic Quadrant for APM. These two new requirements kept some APM vendors from qualifying this year.
The Magic Quadrant also reports: "By year-end 2012, Gartner estimates that the global spend for APM software licenses and first-year service contracts will grow to $2.14 billion, which represents a 9% growth over the $2 billion spent in 2011."