Gartner Information Technology Research

Modernizing Network Monitoring

Published: 03 January 2020

ID: G00466655

Analyst(s): Consult the Board Research Team


This summary contains input from 20 members regarding their approaches to modernize network monitoring services. The summary starts by identifying the network elements that members monitor and the tools used for monitoring. Next, we assess which members track network performance and application traffic flow data, analyze their approaches to collecting wire data, and review the tools used to combine metric and log data with performance data. The summary highlights members' network operational monitoring focus and approaches to executing auto-discovery and tracking network devices in their Configuration Management Database (CMDB). It looks at members' satisfaction with their network monitoring approaches and their improvement plans for network monitoring. The summary ends with a review of members' learnings from the implementation of network monitoring improvement plans.

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