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Critical Capabilities for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics

Published: 07 February 2019


NPMD tools enable organizations to measure and improve network performance. To choose the correct tool, I&O leaders responsible for network performance should use this research to identify which of the NPMD products are best-suited to their requirements and operations maturity level.

Included in Full Research

  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Accedian SkyLIGHT PVX 5.0, VCX 2.4, DataHUB IQ 18.07
    • AppNeta Performance Manager 11.16
    • Broadcom (CA Technologies) Network Operations Analytics
    • Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.4, Cisco DNA Center 1.2
    • Colasoft UPM 5.4, nChronos 5.5 and Capsa 11.1
    • ExtraHop Performance Platform 7.3
    • LiveAction LiveNX 7.4
    • LogicMonitor Cloud and Config 108
    • ManageEngine OpManager 12.3
    • Micro Focus Network Operations Management 2018.08
    • NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, InfiniStream, TruView, nGeniusPULSE
    • New H3C Group iMC 7.3
    • Riverbed SteelCentral NPM
    • SevOne Data Platform
    • SolarWinds Network Automation Manager 2018.2
    • VIAVI Solutions Observer Platform 17.5
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Endpoint/Component/Link Monitoring
    • Service Delivery Monitoring
    • Diagnostics
    • AIOps
    • Integration and Interoperability
  • Use Cases
    • Network Operator
    • Network Architect
    • IT Operations Generalist
    • IT Operations Manager
    • Line-of-Business User
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped
  • Product-Related Criteria
  • Non-Product-Related Criteria
  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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Critical Capabilities: A deeper look into provider offerings

How does a Critical Capabilities report work?

As a companion to the Magic Quadrant™, a Critical Capabilities report scores competing products and services against a set of meaningful differentiators. It reveals which options are the best fit in various use cases to help you focus on the vendors best suited to your needs.

A Critical Capabilities report is more than just a diagram. You also get:

Sharper focus

Narrow down the product and service criteria most important to you.

Individualized use cases

Use interactive features to customize usage scenarios based on your organization’s unique needs.

Faster decision making

Use data to speed up provider selection and accelerate the procurement process.

A Gartner Critical Capabilities report is just one of our many offerings.

We provide actionable, objective insight to help organizations make smarter, faster technology decisions to stay ahead of disruption and accelerate growth.

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We use a Critical Capabilities report, the Magic Quadrant and more to ensure you select the best-fit provider to avoid the costly repercussions of a poor decision.

Align deal structures and optimize spend

We benchmark pricing against the market so you avoid unnecessary charges.

Reduce complexity and risk

We analyze contract terms and conditions to protect you against future price increases and unanticipated costs.

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