EMA Publishes New Radar Report on NPM
September 02, 2021
Share this

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) announced the release of its newest research, titled EMA Radar Report: Network Performance Management.

Created to assist IT organizations that are procuring network performance management solutions for operational monitoring, troubleshooting, and capacity planning, EMA identifies the leading vendors in this space based on key criteria defined by EMA vice president of research, Shamus McGillicuddy.

Network performance management is a class of technologies that supports multiple enterprise network engineering and operations use cases by collecting and analyzing a range of network data, including infrastructure metrics, network flows, packets and packet metadata, logs, synthetic traffic, and network test data.

These solutions typically offer defined workflows, dashboards, reports, alerts, and network maps and visualizations that support critical network management use cases. Primarily, IT organizations use NPM solutions to support three critical functions:

1. Operational monitoring of network infrastructure and network traffic

2. Network diagnostics and troubleshooting

3. Capacity planning

To be sure, the NPM market is a complex space. There are multiple techniques and approaches to measuring the performance of a network. For that reason, a reader of this report will discover that many of the 15 vendors analyzed are complementary, rather than competitive, with each other. Any of the vendors represented in the report might be the best choice for an IT organization depending on what tools and solutions they currently have, their level of process and organizational maturity, their goals and priorities, and what advanced technologies they already have deployed.

The following criteria to rank solutions was used for this report:

■ Functionality

■ Architecture and integration

■ Deployment and administration

■ Cost advantage (price and licensing models)

■ Vendor strength

Additionally, because the NPM market is constantly evolving in response to new trends and technologies in the IT industry, EMA identified several trends that are influencing the development of the NPM market today. These trends are:

■ The cloud

■ Solution flexibility

■ New data requirements

■ WAN transformation

■ AIOps

■ SecOps collaboration

■ Work-from-anywhere

“As enterprises digitize, the network is becoming more and more critical to business operations. Enterprises need networks that are resilient and high performing. IT organizations rely on network performance management solutions to ensure their network can support digital operations. Each of the solutions evaluated by this Radar Report can help with this endeavor. This report should help decision-makers create a short list of vendors that best meet their requirements.”

A detailed, comparative study of solutions from the following vendors is provided in the report:   
1. Accedian

2. AppNeta

3. Broadcom

4. Flowmon (Kemp Technologies)

5. Infosim

6. Kentik

7. LiveAction

8. LogicMonitor

9. ManageEngine

10. Micro Focus

11. Paessler

12. Riverbed

13. SevOne

14. SolarWinds


A detailed analysis of the research findings is available in the report, EMA Radar Report: Network Performance Management.

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.

Share this

The Latest

June 29, 2022

When it comes to AIOps predictions, there's no question of AI's value in predictive intelligence and faster problem resolution for IT teams. In fact, Gartner has reported that there is no future for IT Operations without AIOps. So, where is AIOps headed in five years? Here's what the vendors and thought leaders in the AIOps space had to share ...

June 27, 2022

A new study by OpsRamp on the state of the Managed Service Providers (MSP) market concludes that MSPs face a market of bountiful opportunities but must prepare for this growth by embracing complex technologies like hybrid cloud management, root cause analysis and automation ...

June 27, 2022

Hybrid work adoption and the accelerated pace of digital transformation are driving an increasing need for automation and site reliability engineering (SRE) practices, according to new research. In a new survey almost half of respondents (48.2%) said automation is a way to decrease Mean Time to Resolution/Repair (MTTR) and improve service management ...

June 23, 2022

Digital businesses don't invest in monitoring for monitoring's sake. They do it to make the business run better. Every dollar spent on observability — every hour your team spends using monitoring tools or responding to what they reveal — should tie back directly to business outcomes: conversions, revenues, brand equity. If they don't? You might be missing the forest for the trees ...

June 22, 2022

Every day, companies are missing customer experience (CX) "red flags" because they don't have the tools to observe CX processes or metrics. Even basic errors or defects in automated customer interactions are left undetected for days, weeks or months, leading to widespread customer dissatisfaction. In fact, poor CX and digital technology investments are costing enterprises billions of dollars in lost potential revenue ...

June 21, 2022

Organizations are moving to microservices and cloud native architectures at an increasing pace. The primary incentive for these transformation projects is typically to increase the agility and velocity of software release and product innovation. These dynamic systems, however, are far more complex to manage and monitor, and they generate far higher data volumes ...

June 16, 2022

Global IT teams adapted to remote work in 2021, resolving employee tickets 23% faster than the year before as overall resolution time for IT tickets went down by 7 hours, according to the Freshservice Service Management Benchmark Report from Freshworks ...

June 15, 2022

Once upon a time data lived in the data center. Now data lives everywhere. All this signals the need for a new approach to data management, a next-gen solution ...

June 14, 2022

Findings from the 2022 State of Edge Messaging Report from Ably and Coleman Parkes Research show that most organizations (65%) that have built edge messaging capabilities in house have experienced an outage or significant downtime in the last 12-18 months. Most of the current in-house real-time messaging services aren't cutting it ...

June 13, 2022
Today's users want a complete digital experience when dealing with a software product or system. They are not content with the page load speeds or features alone but want the software to perform optimally in an omnichannel environment comprising multiple platforms, browsers, devices, and networks. This calls into question the role of load testing services to check whether the given software under testing can perform optimally when subjected to peak load ...