Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics

Published: 02 March 2015

ID: G00271410

Analyst(s): Gary Spivak, Vivek Bhalla, Colin Fletcher


NPMD tools are top of mind among I&O leaders looking to manage IT services and network infrastructures. This evaluation of NPMD tool capabilities across five common usage scenarios will help I&O leaders foster better relationships with technical and business stakeholders.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • AppNeta PathView and FlowView v.7.10
    • Automic Streamcore v.6.2 and Sysload v.5.80
    • CA Technologies Performance Management v.2.3
    • Cisco Prime Infrastructure 2.1
    • Corvil Streaming Analytics Platform Giga
    • Fluke Networks TruView v.9.5
    • Genie Networks GenieATM v.6.3.1
    • HP Network Node Manager i v.10.0
    • InfoVista VistaInsight for Networks v.5.2 and 5View Suite
    • JDSU Network Instruments Observer v.17
    • NetScout nGeniusONE v.5.3
    • Niksun NetVCR Alpine v.4.5
    • Riverbed SteelCentral Suite
    • SevOne PAS and PLA v.5.3
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Endpoint/Component/Link Monitoring
    • Service Delivery Monitoring
    • Diagnostics
    • IT Operations Analytics
    • Integration and Interoperability
  • Use Cases
    • Network Operator
    • Network Architect
    • IT Operations Generalist
    • IT Operations Manager
    • Line-of-Business User
  • Vendors Added and Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Product-Related Criteria
  • Non-Product-Related Criteria
  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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