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How to Cut Through Vendor Hype and Make Sense of the Availability and Performance Monitoring Market

Published: 29 July 2013

ID: G00251404

Analyst(s): Jonah Kowall


The availability and performance monitoring market includes a wide variety of vendors, tools and marketing messages. IT operations leaders can make more cost-effective buying and deployment decisions by using their own monitoring goals as the context for assessing vendors' strengths and weaknesses.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Plan for a Multivendor Strategy
  • Approach Base Monitoring Technologies as Commodity Purchases
  • Select Network Management Products to Monitor Connections and Support Configuration Changes
  • Use Network Performance Monitoring to Analyze the Network's Usage and Performance Characteristics
  • Purchase Application Performance Monitoring for User Experience and Transaction Visibility

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