New EMA Report Identifies Top Cloud-Ready APM Solutions
January 30, 2012
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Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, released 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 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:
CA Technologies
eG Innovations
New Relic

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